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Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2014

The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), honoring city, county, and state websites and applications from all levels of government.

October 7, 2014 - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government has announced the winners of the 2014 Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA).

In its 19th year, the annual BOW awards, the original and most popular state and local government website competition, recognize and honors outstanding government portals and websites based on their innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year's first-place BOW winners are the District of Columbia, taking first place for the third time since 2003; Oakland County, Mich., a first-place winner also in 2008; and the State of Hawaii, a first-time first-place winner in the state category.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Awards were presented in eight categories this year.


"Across the board, this year's Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Award winners and finalists have demonstrated how effective their portals and applications are," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "Elements such as upgraded eCommerce capability, mobile first design, intuitive search, improved transparency and integration of social media provide citizens and businesses easier and better access to their government. Congratulations to the awardees for their impressive work to make government more open, responsive and mobile-friendly."


State Portal Category:
1st Place: State of Hawaii    
2nd Place: State of Utah              
3rd Place: State of Arkansas
4th Place: State of Texas 
5th Place: State of Maryland
State of Indiana
State of Kansas
State of Missouri
State of Nebraska
State of Oregon
County Portal Category:
1st Place: Oakland County, Mich.        
2nd Place: Sacramento County, Calif.          
3rd Place: King County, Wash.      
4th Place: Wake County, N.C.   
5th Place: Grand County, Colo.
Baltimore County, Md.
Chesterfield County, Va.
Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Pinellas County, Fla.
Salt Lake County, Utah
County of San Diego, Calif.
County of San Mateo, Calif.
City Portal Category:
1st Place: District of Columbia         
2nd Place: City of Los Angeles, Calif.
3rd Place: City of Boulder, Colo.
4th Place: City of Santa Barbara, Calif.
5th Place: City of Riverside, Calif.
City and County of Denver, Colo.
City of Fort Collins, Colo.
City of Palo Alto, Calif.
City of Raleigh, N.C.
City of Sacramento, Calif.

For the story on the winners, click here.

To see the past decade of BOW 1st place portals, click here.



Driving Digital Government Local government category
Alameda County, Calif. - Election Mobile Apps Suite
Aurora, Ill.'s BRITE (Broadcast Real-time Inspection Transparency Emails) Inspections Communications 
Dallas County Sheriff's In-Car Video and Mobile Computer Upgrade Project
NYC ePCR (Electronic Patient Care Reporting) Wireless Tablet Project, Fire Department/
Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications/ Health and Hospitals Corporation
Wake County, N.C. - Partnership Expands Transparency of Restaurants Inspection Scores

Driving Digital Government State government category
Access Health CT - Connecticut's Online Insurance Marketplace
California Department of Public Health - Health Information Exchange (HIE) Gateway
California Department of Veterans Affairs – MyCalVet: Serving Those Who Served

Driving Digital Government Federal government category
United States Department of Labor -

Government-to-business category
Arkansas Secretary of State - Corporation Filings Automation
Franklin County, Ohio Clerk of Courts - eFiling Virtual Resource Center
Hennepin County, Minn. - Natural Resources Interactive Map
New York City Department of Transportation - NYCStreets Permit Management System
Palm Beach County, Fla. - PBC Interactive

Government-to-citizen Local government category
CapMetro Mobile Ticketing App
Tarrant County, Texas Public Health - West Nile Virus
Pinal County, Ariz. Clerk of the Superior Court Website
Sacramento County, Calif. - SacCounty 311 Connect
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services Mobile Application
San Diego County Library – Increased Services with Self-Service Technologies, Apps and Kiosks 

Government-to-citizen State government category
kynect - Kentucky's Healthcare Connection
My Maine Connection
Mississippi Works - Web and Mobile Workforce System
New Mexico - Unemployment Insurance Tax and Claims System
South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs - Online Consumer Complaint Filing System
West Virginia - Online Vehicle Registration Renewal

Government-to-government category
Clark County, Nev. - SCOPE II
State of Florida - MyFloridaMarketPlace Utilization Initiative
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Docket Search and Investigative Reporting

Government internal category
Austin, Texas Fire Department - Business Improvement with Data Discovery
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - SOMS (Strategic Offender Management System)
Martin County, Fla. - Mobile Disaster Damage Assessment
Overland Park, Kan. - Mobile Restaurant Inspections Platform


About the Center for Digital Government  |

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.

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