Websites are constantly evolving, and government sites are no exception -- especially as consitutients increasingly browse them using smartphones and tablets. At this year's Best of the Web event, held at San Francisco's Stanford Court Renaissance hotel, we asked the top winners how they see public-sector websites changing in 2013.
Also at the event, we asked winners what features are absolutely essential for any government website — check out their answers.
The awards are presented by the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education, the research division of eRepublic, Government Technology’s parent company.
Between the demands of meeting federal IT compliance mandates, increasing cybersecurity threats, and ever-shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for routine maintenance tasks to slip among state and local government IT departments. If it’s been months, or even only days, since you have maintained your systems, your agency may not be prepared for a compliance audit—and that could have severe financial consequences. Regardless of your mission, consistent systems keep your data secure, your age
While technology service options for government continue to evolve, procurement processes and policies have remained firmly rooted in practices that are no longer effective. This guide, built upon the collaborative work of state and local government and industry executives, outlines and explains the changes needed for more flexible and agile procurement processes.
Lesley Carhart, Senior Information Security Specialist at Motorola Solutions, knows that online and computer security are more challenging than ever. Personal smartphones, removable devices like USB storage drives, and social media have a significant impact on security. In “Fresh Ideas in Online Security for Public Safely Organizations,” Lesley provides recommendations to improve your online security against threats from social networks, removable devices, weak passwords and digital photos.
Digital Communities (DC) is e.Republic‘s local government program. The particular strength
of DC is its focus on encouraging collaboration and creating productive relationships between and
among cities, counties, regions and select private sector companies uniquely positioned to help
improve the delivery of public services.