press-release09202016

Maryland.gov and the Hogan Administration Win Again at the 2016 Interactive Media Awards

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 government.

About DoIT

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.