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Commonwealth Technology News

Gov. Fletcher speaks at the 2006 Digital Government Summit
Gov. Fletcher delivers keynote speech at the 2006
Kentucky Digital Government Summit in Lexington.

Kentucky Digital Government Summit Held in Lexington
On April 25, the Commonwealth Office of Technology partnered with Government Technology magazine and key industry sponsors to host the 6th annual Kentucky Digital Government Summit in Lexington.

Sixteen Honored at Best of Kentucky Technology Awards Ceremony
The Best of Kentucky Technology Awards were presented for the first time at the April 25th Kentucky Digital Government Summit in Lexington, Kentucky.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher Announces $1 Million Grant to Alltech
Grant will provide funding for company’s Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition.

Gov. Fletcher Announces Kentucky's FutureGen Site Selected
Gov. Fletcher recently announced that Kentucky had finalized its proposal for the FutureGen project and submitted it to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance. The final site in Henderson County was selected by using advanced GIS technology.

Commonwealth Office of Technology Implementing ITIL
The IT Infrastructure Library is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management. COT is leading the initiative to bring ITIL to the public sector.

Kentucky Blazes Path in New Voter Fraud Prevention Technique
On April 24th, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced that Kentucky is one of four initial states to take proactive steps to prevent voter fraud.

Kentucky-Grown Technologies on Display at BIO 2006
A high-tech headset used for early detection of neurological disorders and a method of repairing severed nerves using adult stem cells taken from a patient's own nose are just two of the promising new technologies developed in Kentucky that were displayed in Chicago, April 9-12, at the 14th Annual BIO 2006 International Convention.

Gov. Fletcher Recommends Morgan County for ARC Funding for Technology Training
Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) recently recommended for funding a $160,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant for a Morgan County technology training program.

Secretary Grayson Announces Online Services to Aid Voters in Primary Election
Kentuckians now have access to multiple online services that will allow voters to prepare for the upcoming primary election, an historic election with more races on the ballot than at any other time in Kentucky’s history.

KET Demonstrates New Technology for CPB President
Patricia Harrison, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and a group of CPB representatives visited KET to learn more about KET's extensive education services and groundbreaking use of technology for homeland security.

2006 NASCIO Recognition Awards
For the 18th consecutive year, NASCIO will honor outstanding achievements in the field of information technology through its Recognition Award Program.

National Tech Stories
State Stat Portal Use Growing Rapidly continues to prove that it is a valuable and useful resource for Kentucky’s four million citizens and 300,000 plus businesses. Usage statistics for January – April 2006 compared to the same period in 2005 indicate that the enterprise portal has seen an 80 percent increase in unique visits.  This growth is directly attributed to the usefulness of existing sites and new agency Web site deployments within the infrastructure.  Approximately, 38 percent of these visits occurred while government offices were closed, which demonstrates true service delivery outside of normal business hours.  The portal provides more than 400,000 pages of informative government information, and more than 2 million transactions were conducted through interactive online services in 2005.

In 2005, more than 5 million unique visitors accessed the web portal.  Thirty-eight percent of these visits occurred while government offices were closed. 

Portal usage statistics for 2005:

  • All hits: 491,822,473
  • Average hits per day: 1,347,459
  • All visits: 12,793,186
  • Average visits per day: 35,050
COT Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  Approximately how many "hits" does the portal receive each month?

Answer:  Use of the portal is growing rapidly.  The commonwealth's official Web portal receives approximately 40 million hits each month.  That's over 1.3 million hits each day!

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COT Trivia Question of the Month

Approximately how many "hits" does the portal receive each month?

(See the answer at the bottom of this page.)


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Last Updated 10/31/2006