Idaho earns best in show
- By Dibya Sarkar
- Mar 04, 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 — in December, beating
some 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 serving 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 awarded GreenWorks.TV (www.greenworks.tv),
produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and
the nonprofit Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania.
The awards were sponsored by Deloitte Consulting and IBM Corp.'s Institute
for Electronic Government and were presented during CSG's annual meeting.