Nebraska State Website Best of the Web Winner
The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web Awards, honoring city, county, state, federal, and international websites and applications from all levels of government. The newly redesigned Nebraska state website was awarded a Best of the Web Award for innovation, functionality, productivity, and performance, noting the responsive and mobile-first design, open government, open data, and improved transparency. Boasting a score of 99 out of 100 for usability and emphasizing clean graphics and cutting edge technology, Nebraska.gov also includes an introductory video to orient new users.
The Governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts stated, “We are very pleased with the redesign of our state website and are honored it has garnered this coveted award. This redesign helps state government be more customer-friendly to Nebraskans wherever they are.”
The state of Nebraska website features scenic background videos from around the state on the http://www.nebraska.gov homepage. Front and center, the search box allows users to access information producing optimized results through configurations, labeling, and tagging. The All State Services and All State Agencies pages quickly sort producing instant results highlighted in yellow. The drop down navigation features pertinent images and content commonly used, and the homepage tiles sections are organized by categories and informed by google analytics.
“For over 20 years Nebraska Interactive has partnered with the Nebraska state government to create and maintain 350+ online government applications, 150+ online government websites for over 200 state collaborative partnerships. Using the self-funded model with Nebraska Interactive, there is a significant savings advantage for the state,” commented Ed Toner, Nebraska Chief Information Officer.
“Our team worked diligently to build the most accessible, mobile responsive and cutting edge website which closes the gap between citizens, businesses and state government. It’s what we do and we are thrilled with recognition for the State’s portal,” said Brent Hoffman GM of Nebraska Interactive.
Nebraska.gov (http://www.Nebraska.gov) is managed by Nebraska Interactive, LLC., part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (EGOV) family of companies. Nebraska Interactive works with state agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information.
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Founded in 1992, NIC (EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.