NASCIO recognizes state site
Kentucky’s award winning Open Door e-transparency Web site recently received additional kudos from the National Association of Chief Information Officers during the group’s annual conference.
The Open Door site (http://opendoor.ky.gov) was named a 2010 Recognition Award finalist in the category of Open Government Initiatives, along with North Carolina’s State Board of Elections Voter Portal and Colorado’s Online Transparency Initiatives. Minnesota’s “What’s My Neighborhood?” Web site redesign project took top honors in that category.
The annual conference was held Sept. 26 through Sept. 29 in Miami.
Those receiving recognition were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee, comprised of the group’s state and corporate members representing leading public and private information technology organizations. The agency received more than 130 entries for the 10 categories.
Emphasis for judging winners and finalists was placed on recognizing IT initiatives that exemplify best practices, support the public policy goals of state leaders, assist government officials to innovatively execute their duties, and provide cost-effective services to citizens, according to the agency.
The site was recently judged best in the nation by the Center for Study of Responsive Law, a nonprofit organization that researches government and corporate accountability. Kentucky was recognized as a national leader for transparency in state contracts for publishing the full text of state contracts.