TENNESSEE.GOV MAKES TOP TEN IN NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
NASHVILLE – Tennessee.gov, the State of Tennessee’s web portal, made the top ten in the Center for Digital Government’s 2008 Digital States Survey. The review covers a wide range of areas from infrastructure to online applications and new Web technologies provided to citizens. This year’s survey also included a first-in-nation measure of sustainability efforts.
“Tennessee continues to review and improve its Web presence so citizens can more easily access services and important information,” Governor Phil Bredesen said. “Our state recognizes the importance of staying ahead of the curve on new technologies that serve residents and provide as much important information as possible through electronic means.”
So far this year, the top on-line transactions on Tennessee.gov include felony offender information lookup, sales and use tax filings and professional privilege tax filings. Service improvements to the site this year include enhancements for sales and use tax filing and unemployment benefits initial claim filing.
“As Tennessee.gov continues to develop and enhance services, it will truly become the central icon of efficient government and the preferred avenue of working with Tennessee government,” Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz said.
Tennessee.gov was recognized in the new sustainability criteria for Information Technology Consolidation and Virtualization efforts and desktop/laptop power management. Tennessee.gov has made the Survey’s top-ten for national technology since 2004. This year, Tennessee tied with Pennsylvania for the number-10 slot.
State chief information officers and senior executives from across the nation participated in the survey which benchmarks progression in digital government.
The Center for Digital Government, www.centerdigitalgov.com, is a division of e.Republic, Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology for the state and local government and education markets.