The Digital States program is not a place, but a community of interest around modernizing and improving government. The newly expanded Digital States program builds on the successes of the biennial Digital States Survey with a year-round program of ongoing original research, analysis and tools in the strategic planning process through regional events, Webinars, online communities or panels. All of it is intended to extend the value of the Digital States benchmarks through the documentation and sharing of best and emerging practices by states that are committed to meeting today's needs and tomorrow's expectations.
Digital States Program
While the data from the previous year represents a look back at major trends of the year, it also paints a picture of where public-sector IT teams will be focused in the future.
Every two years, states are graded on how well they use technology. Our infographic outlines key findings from the 2016 survey.
Public-sector portals may be following the design trend of less is more, but back-end processes are becoming increasingly complex.
The 2001 Digital State Survey focused on eight areas of digital technologies: Law Enforcement and the Courts, Social Services, Electronic Commerce/Business Regulation, Taxation/Revenue, Digital Democracy, Management/Administration, Education, and GIS/Transportation.
This yearlong, four-part study, sponsored by Compaq Computer Corporation, explored eight areas of technology application in the 50 states: electronic commerce, taxation/revenue, social services, law enforcement and the courts, digital democracy, management/administration, higher education and K-12 education.