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Commonwealth Technology News

Gov. Fletcher Announces First Responder Interoperability Project
While commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11, Gov. Fletcher announced Kentucky’s participation in a major First Responder communications interoperability pilot project.

Gov. Fletcher Launches Kentucky Business Finder Service
Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong recently launched an innovative database to ease the search for Kentucky businesses.

KY Telehealth PROACT Network Helps Coordinate Hurricane Relief Efforts
When Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, Kentucky's efforts to provide assistance to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were aided by a network that was designed to transmit health and medical information.  

Tax Modernization Efforts Are Well Under Way in Kentucky
Thanks to a strong working partnership between the Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Commonwealth Office of Technology, the commonwealth is well on its way to implementing the extensive changes necessary to make Tax Modernization happen.

Grayson Announces First-in-the-Nation Online Service to Protect Voters
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey
Grayson recently announced a new effort to protect voters from fraudulent websites in anticipation of the largest election in Kentucky history.

COT Sponsors Seminar on Project Management Office
On Sept. 7, 2005, the Commonwealth Office of Technology sponsored a seminar featuring Ben Stivers, national expert on enterprise Project Management Offices (PMO's).

Secretary of State's Web Site Wins International Award
The Kentucky Secretary of State’s Web site recently received international recognition as one of the outstanding government Web sites in the world from the Web Marketing Association.

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Kentuckians' Use of State Government Web Sites

From the recently issued ConnectKentucky Report 2005: Making Progress a Priority

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Kentuckians' use of state government websites

More than half (54%) of Internet users surveyed in 2004 report visiting Kentucky state government Web sites, up 5% from 2003. Although similar questions were not asked in the most recent survey, the 2003 survey found that 97% of visitors to state government Web sites found the information to be "very" or "somewhat" helpful. Again, age is a strong factor in the use of e-Government services in Kentucky - older Kentuckians (age 55 or older) are significantly less likely than those in younger age brackets to report visiting state government Web sites.


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Last Updated 10/21/2005