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A Publication Featuring The Information Services Technology of Maine State Government
|Volume VII, Issue 10||October 2004|
|"Maine, Indiana, Virginia, Delaware, and Arizona have the best state
government Web sites in America, according to the Center for Digital Government, a national
research and advisory institute on information technology in state and local government.
State governments are building powerhouse portals, said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. As a judge of this contest for all of its nine years, I've seen Web sites that come in all shapes and sizes. Today's state government portals are extremely sophisticated, yet very user-friendly to citizens. I am very impressed with the progress that's been made by all of the states. This year's jump to first place from second in 2003 is a testament of how the state has taken a proactive stance on expanding its online presence and service delivery.
Maine.gov provides an essential service to Maine citizens, businesses and visitors, said Gov. John Baldacci. The site makes state government more accessible and efficient. We seek to continually improve the portal, offering the best quality source of information to the public."
Maine has built one of the nations most robust official Web portals through its innovative use of Internet technology. For the last five years, Maines Web site has been ranked among the top four state eGovernment portals in the annual Best of the Web competition. The InforME oversight board provides direction and prioritization of Maines portal directives.
For more information, see Top Five State Government Web Sites Announced, by Rhonda Wilson, September 10, 2004 http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/center/highlightstory.php?docid=91427