Access Idaho earns best in show
- By Dibya Sarkar
- Jan 29, 2001
The Gem State apparently has a gem of a Web site.
Access Idaho (www.accessidaho.org), the state's
official portal, netted the Council of State Governments' top award best
all-around state government Web site beating out about 200 other applicants.
It was the first time that CSG presented an award the Eagle E-Government
Leadership Award honoring a state Web site judged to be the best in its
field. CSG is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that serves elected and appointed
officials in state governments and U.S. territories.
Idaho's portal was chosen for its cross-agency integration, easy navigation,
intergovernmental use, transaction processing and overall effectiveness.
The award was presented to the State of Idaho, the Idaho Department
of Administration and Idaho Information Consortium Inc., a subsidiary of
NIC, which operates the portal.
In the Best Innovation category, CSG gave an award to GreenWorks.tv
(www.greenworks.tv), which is produced by the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania,
a nonprofit environmental consortium. The site, which focuses on the environment,
was judged for its media content, delivery of new services, outreach, design
The awards were sponsored by Deloitte Consulting and IBM Corp.'s Institute
for Electronic Government and presented during CSG's annual meeting in December
in Dearborn, Mich.