The official website for the state of Maine, www.maine.gov, was named a finalist in the third annual Government Experience Awards sponsored by the Center for Digital Government.
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute that focuses on information technology and best practices in state and local government. The Government Experience Awards program recognizes the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that have radically improved the experience of government and the delivery of citizen services.
“This year’s results are evidence that state and local government agencies are continuing to grow the sophistication of their digital experiences,” said Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer for the Center for Digital Government. “The Government Experience Award winners from this year are not just leveraging innovative tools like chatbots to amplify their reach, they are also going the extra mile to build a proper foundation to support the future and ensure citizens get the right information at the right time.”
Maine.gov is a portal network of more than 175 online services and 368,000 pages of web content that allow users to conduct official government business from their home or office. In 2019, new technologies were implemented including content-management-powered agency web presences, deployment of 16 redesigned websites and nearly two dozen new and enhanced online services.
“InforME works in partnership with the state of Maine to provide accurate information and user-friendly navigation on Maine.gov for citizens, small businesses, community officials and other states nationwide,” said Maine Governor Janet Mills. “I am pleased to see the Center for Digital Government recognize that work, which informs and engages the public across all state government platforms, and I congratulate everyone involved on receiving this honor.”
The state’s official website was designed at no cost to Maine taxpayers through a collaboration between Maine’s digital government services partner, Maine Information Network, LLC., a subsidiary of NIC, and the State of Maine.
Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC. part of the NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.