ANNAPOLIS, Md. – September 19, 2016 – The Hogan Administration’s www.Maryland.gov website has received
another award: Best in Class. This highly coveted honor, awarded by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., is given to a
select government website that meets and exceeds expectations in the following categories: Content, Design, Feature
Functionality, Usability, Standard Compliance & Cross-Browser Compatibility.
Maryland.gov provides a gateway for more than 84 million visitors to agency websites and hundreds of time-saving
digital government services, including car registration renewals, vehicle emissions, safety inspections, and business
registrations. Agencies and visitors have access to payment processing gateways, a real-time social media mashup for
more than 300 agencies, help desk, and interactive events and public meetings calendar.
The award comes just 2 weeks following Maryland.gov being named “Best of the Web’ by the Center for Digital
Government. “This second award solidifies Maryland.gov as a top flight resource for Maryland taxpayers in doing
business with our state,” said David Garcia, Secretary of Information Technology.
The Maryland.gov website was developed for the state of Maryland at no cost by NIC Maryland, through the selffunded
eGovernment services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The Center for Digital Government is an international research and advisory institute on the use of information technology in
Secretary and State CIO, David Garcia
Deputy Secretary, Luis Estrada
The vision of the Department is to lead the State of Maryland using world-class information technology solutions;
committed to advancing technology and keeping the State current within IT industry trends. We adhere to the
Governor’s values of providing excellent customer service, increasing efficiency and reducing waste; always being
mindful of the taxpayer dollar.
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