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

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government recently 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 state, county, and city governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year’s first-place BOW winners are Tennessee (state), Alameda County, Calif. (county) and Austin, Texas (city).

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year. View the complete list of BOW finalists and DGAA awardees.

“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  Tennessee    

2nd Utah

3rd California

4th South Carolina

5th Maine

County Portal Category:

1st County of Alameda, Calif.

2nd County of Maui, Hawaii

3rd County of Orange, Calif.

4th County of Sacramento, Calif.

5th Stearns County, Minn.

City Portal Category:

1st Austin, Texas

2nd Riverside, Calif.

3rd Raleigh, N.C.

4th Tampa, Fla.

5th Denver, Colo.

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 YouTube.