Texas.gov Repeatedly Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Digital Government Programs

Texas.gov is now the recipient of nearly 100 awards for digital
government excellence

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the last eight years, Texas.gov
– the state’s official website and digital government program – has
garnered nationwide recognition for digital government excellence. With
16 more awards in 2017, Texas.gov has received nearly 100 awards for a
comprehensive list of accomplishments that are important indicators of
the quality of the state’s digital government efforts. Distinctions of
note include awards for website and online services’ usability and plain
language, comprehensive security and customer service excellence, and
well-crafted, effective advertising, marketing, and social media
initiatives.

Highlighted awards from the Texas.gov program’s 16 wins in 2017 include:

  • Texas.gov was named a finalist in the Center for Digital Government’s
    inaugural year of the prestigious Government Experience Awards.
  • The Texas
    Veterans Portal
    , a website designed and hosted by Texas.gov, was
    the recipient of numerous impressive accolades including Best of
    Texas Award
    for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations, NASCIO
    State IT Recognition Award Finalist
    for Outstanding
    Achievement in the Field of Information Technology, and TASSCC
    Project Excellence Award
    for Collaboration.
  • Marketing and advertising campaign initiatives that focus on
    encouraging Texans to complete their government transactions online
    were recognized with an AVA Digital Platinum Award, Internet
    Advertising Competition Award
    , Communicator Award of
    Excellence
    , Hermes Gold Award, Marcom Gold
    Award
    , and Web Marketing Association Standard of
    Excellence
    among others.

“Year after year, Texas.gov remains a top platform for digital
government,” said Stacey Napier, executive director of the Texas
Department of Information Resources, which oversees Texas.gov. “These
awards recognize something many already know – when it comes to digital
government, Texas does it best.”

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov),
and is a collaborative public-private partnership managed by the Texas
Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov
helps state and local government entities web-enable their services, and
operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state of
Texas and Texas NICUSA, LLC (Texas NIC). Texas NIC builds, operates,
maintains, and markets Texas.gov, and is part of digital government firm
NIC’s family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has
securely processed more than 288 million financial transactions and has
collected more than $33 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the
nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and
secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more
accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies
has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services
for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among
these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal
assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a
single access point for government interactions. More information is
available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

Texas Department of Information Resources
Elliott Sprehe,
512-475-4704
elliott.sprehe@dir.texas.gov