|[September 04, 2014]
Utah Receives "A" Grade in Government Technology Survey
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
Center for Digital Government announced today the state of Utah
again topped the Digital
States Survey. Conducted every two years, the Survey is the most
comprehensive review of best practices, policies, and progress made by
state governments in their use of digital technologies to serve
residents and streamline operations.
Over the past two years, Utah
has continued to emphasize improvements in core technologies that
support the delivery of digital services. Consolidation of state data
centers, server virtualization, and enhanced information security have
all helped ensure the reliable delivery of digital services to Utah
businesses and citizens. Many of these services are now available to
mobile users as part of the state's mobile strategy.
State Chief Information Officer, Mark VanOrden, has overseen a
continuing effort to get the most out of state tax dollars by supporting
almost 1,100 online services, making it easier for Utah citizens and
businesses to interact with government.
Utah is one of only three states in the country to receive an "A" grade
in this year's Digital States Survey. An "A" grade represents states
that have demonstrated results in all categories of the study, including
data management, policy alignment, adaptive leadership, citizen
engagement, and innovation. According to the Center, top states use
modernization to realize operational efficiencies and achieve strategic
priorities under nimble leaders.
The state's technology operations are managed by the Department of
Technology Services under the direction of CIO VanOrden.
To find out more information about Utah.Gov
Twitter (News - Alert): https://twitter.com/UtahGov
Facebook (News - Alert): http://www.utah.gov/facebook/
RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html
Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/
About the Center for Digital Government
The Center for Digital Government (News - Alert) is a government research and advisory
institute on information technology policies and best practices in state
and local government. The Center is a division of eRepublic, a national
publishing, event, and research company focused on smart media for
public sector innovation.
About DTS (News - Alert)
The Department of Technology Services (DTS) is the technology provider
for the State of Utah Executive Branch Agencies. DTS has embarked on an
unprecedented transition to consolidate all IT resources and services
for the State of Utah into one department helping to reduce costs,
increase services to taxpayers, and more closely align IT with the
business needs of the State of Utah.
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 2012 alone, Utah.gov
received an unprecedented 24 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 eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah
Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (News - Alert) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider
government websites, online services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help make government more accessible to everyone
through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment
solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the
United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the "100 Best Small
Companies in America" five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013),
and the company has been included three times on the Barron's 400 Index.
Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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