Builds on a Tradition of Innovation and Excellence
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Utah.Gov, the official website of the State of Utah, received a grade A
rating from the Center
for Digital Government in the 2018 Digital States survey. The
biennial survey is the industry’s leading evaluation of the technology
practices of all 50 states. The survey highlights the best and emerging
technology practices that serve as models for providing online services
for state residents.
“This is the most exhaustive evaluation of digital services provided
across the country,” said Michael Hussey, Utah Chief Information
Officer. “The survey validates Utah’s use of technology to improve
service delivery, increase capacity, streamline operations and reach
States that receive a Grade A rating are ahead of other states in the
innovative use of technology solutions. Grade A states’ online solutions
show results across all survey categories and are used to realize
operational efficiencies and strategic priorities through meaningful
collaboration across state agencies. Only four states were given an A
grade this year. Utah has received an A grade every year since the
survey started giving out grades in 2010.
“Utah was recognized for its leadership in creating a platform for
serving Utah residents,” said David Fletcher, Utah Chief Technology
Officer. “Our approach allows Utah to expand the gap ahead of other
states while providing useful online services.”
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory
institute on information technology policies and best practices in state
and local government.
To learn more visit Utah.Gov.
Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits
over 2.7 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.Gov provides
citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting
with government. Through Utah.Gov, citizens can find public meetings,
renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license,
register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In
2015 alone, Utah.Gov received 21 awards making it the nation’s most
honored state website. Utah.Gov is managed and operated through a
public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the
Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state
of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of firm NIC’s family of companies.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative
digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help
make government interactions more accessible for everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more
than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal,
state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the
ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering
citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government
interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.