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Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2013

The Center for Digital Government Presents the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to U.S. Government Websites and Applications

The Center for Digital Government Presents the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to U.S. Government Websites and Applications 

SACRAMENTO, CA – September 3, 2013 - e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.  

In its 18th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance.  This year’s first-place BOW winners are Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Alameda County, Calif. 

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year. 

“As technology continues to evolve, governments are finding innovative ways of utilizing new technologies to transform operations and engage with citizens,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s winners have demonstrated the ability to adapt to the changing technology landscape, while creating first-class public and business services. Congratulations to this year’s winners for their remarkable achievements!”




State Portal Category:

1st Place:  Tennessee  

2nd Place: Utah    

3rd Place: California     

4th Place: South Carolina     

5th Place: Maine    







Rhode Island



County Portal Category:

1st Place: County of Alameda, Calif.

2nd Place: County of Maui, Hawaii

3rd Place: County of Orange, Calif.

4th Place: County of Sacramento, Calif.

5th Place: Stearns County, Minn.



Baltimore County, Md.

Chesterfield County, Va.     

Martin County, Fla.    

Monroe County, N.Y.    

Pinellas County, Fla.    

Wake County, N.C.


City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Austin, Texas  

2nd Place: City of Riverside, Calif.  

3rd Place: City of Raleigh, N.C.

4th Place: City of Tampa, Fla.

5th Place: City of Denver, Colo.



City of Chesapeake, Va. 

City of Los Angeles, Calif.

City of Palo Alto, Calif. 

City of Santa Monica, Calif.

District of Columbia 

Virginia Beach, Va. 



Driving Digital Government City government category


Austin Infrastructure Management, Mapping, Planning and Coordination Tool (IMMPACT)

Louisville Statistics, our Improvement Journey

NYC TXT-2-Work

Honorable Mention:

SPARK Mobile Application League, Gilbert, Ariz.


Driving Digital Government County government category


Open Data Initiative and Alameda County Apps Challenge (ACApps) 

Los Angeles County Annual Report 

1 to 1, One Person, One Device, Mecklenburg County, N.C. 

eCommerce Expansion, Oakland County, Mich. 

Mandatory e-Filing for Civil Matters in Orange County, Calif.

Honorable Mention:

Pierce County, Wash.’s Mobile Internship Program 


Driving Digital Government State government category


California Industrial Relations Workers’ Comp Lien Fee Collection System

Nebraska Handicap Parking Permit Application and Management System

Office of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's Appointments Suite of Services

Honorable Mentions: - A One-Stop Shop for Veteran Benefits

New York State Department of Health METRIX Project and


Driving Digital Government Federal government category


EPA's Developer Central, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Government-to-business category


California Board of Equalization Electronic Registration Project

Delaware Veterans Services Directory

Hawaii Maintains Sustainable Fisheries with Electronic Fishing Trip Reporting

Kansas Courts Mobile Searches

New Jersey Alcotest Inquiry System

Oregon Secretary of State Business Xpress

Aviation Shared Use Operating Environment, Sacramento County Airport System, Calif.

Honorable Mentions:

Indiana PIMS - Economic Development Corporation Project Information Management System

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program, U.S. Department of Transportation


Government-to-citizen Local government category


Bexar County Clerk and District Clerk Federated Records Search

Street Bump Network, Boston, Mass.

CalWIN Consortium's Expanded Access Program - Portal and Mobile Access for Citizens

myInspections City of Dallas Building Inspector Companion 

Multnomah County, Ore. Library Website 

MyPermitNow Permitting Software, San Marcos, Texas

Honorable Mentions:

7-20 Response Applications for Victim Support and the Community, Aurora, Colo.

Angel Voice Assistance and Utilities Outreach Solution, Avondale, Ariz.

Streamlining Public Assistance Reporting For Ongoing Eligibility, Los Angeles County, Calif. DPSS


Government-to-citizen State government category


California Enhanced 9-1-1 Grant Project

Getting Hitched in Hawaii Made Easy

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ myBMV Website and Mobile Applications

INSPECT – Indiana’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Licensing Suite

Tennessee Department of Transportation Smartway Application

Utah’s myCase

Honorable Mentions:

California Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS)

Montana’s Prescription Drug Registry


Government-to-citizen Federal government category


Paying for College, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Government-to-government category


Allegheny County, Penn.  Jail Collaborative IT Application

Arkansas Centralized Electronic Network of Sex Offender Registries (CENSOR)

Martin County, Fla. Broadband Network

NYC DOT Superstorm Sandy Responsive Web App - Interactive Map of Damages

NYS Digital Signage Network Broadcasts Critical Law Enforcement Information

Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services’ Legislative Analysis

Honorable Mention:

Rockland County, NY GIS Emergency Application


Government internal category


Arkansas State Jobs Applicant Tracking Module

California Rail Safety and Security Information Management System (RSSIMS)

California’s Emergency Call Tracking System (ECaTS)

Multnomah County, Ore. Multco Commons

Honorable Mention:

City of Austin Enterprise Security System

City of Dallas Budget Bid Online Ranking System 


The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Find e.Republic on You Tube.


Janet Grenslitt

Director of Surveys and Awards