Commonwealth Technology News
U.S. Congress Proposes National Technology Effort Modeled After ConnectKentucky
The United States Congress has numerous efforts underway to establish a national initiative modeled after the ConnectKentucky program, a national leader in technology development.
Contract Awarded For New HR System
The Personnel Cabinet recently awarded a multi-year, $23 million plus contract to IBM for the implementation of a comprehensive human resource (HR) information system for state government.
Department of Public Health Receives National GIS Award
The Department of Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) was recently selected to receive a Special Achievement in GIS award at Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) 27th Annual User Conference.
Kentucky Health Department Unveils New Statewide Emergency Communication System
On May 29, 2007, The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced the creation of the Kentucky Public Health Interoperable Communication System (KPHICS).
Federal Grant To Fund Laptops for Expansion of Automated Drivers License Testing
On May 25, 2007, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced the receipt of $675,000 in grant funds from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Secretary of State Launches New Web Service
Secretary of State Trey Grayson recently launched the Virginia Treasury Warrants Database, the latest addition to Kentucky's nationally recognized Land Office Web site.
MySpace Turns Over Sex Offender Information to Kentucky
The social networking Web site MySpace has turned over names and other information about 68 convicted sex offenders from Kentucky that the company identified on its Web site.
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Kentucky.gov's Popularity Continues to Grow!
Visitors continue to navigate to Kentucky.gov, Kentucky's official Web site or portal, for information and increasing numbers of government services. In fact, Kentucky.gov's April 2007 visitor count was almost 52 percent higher than April 2006, only one year ago.
Visits to the Kentucky.gov Web Site
Some interesting facts and stats about Kentucky's official Web site:
The portal has more than one million pages of information and over 300 interactive services.
99 percent of all information and services available on Kentucky.gov are free to the public.
During the 2006 calendar year, portal visits reached nearly 22 million, averaging more than 2 million visits per month. This represents a 62 percent increase in usage over 2005, during which visits totaled more than 13 million.
More than 38 percent of all visits to the portal occur while government offices are closed.
Kentucky.gov adheres to strict privacy, security and accessibility policies, which can be found in the footer of every agency website.
||Techlines Trivia Question of the Month
Question: What was the busiest month in the Kentucky.gov Web site's history and how many visitors clicked on the site during that month?
Answer: During the months of March and April 2007 there were slightly over 2.4 million visitors to Kentucky.gov, setting a new all-time record each month. To be precise, the current record is 2,430,563 visitors, established in April 2007. Don't bother memorizing that number, however, because it's sure to be broken in the very near future as a growing number of services draws even greater numbers of visitors to the site.
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