Texas.gov Continued Award-Winning Streak in 2016

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas.gov,
the state’s official website and digital government program, was the
proud recipient of 13 industry awards in 2016. These achievements,
ranging from website excellence to a successful advertising campaign and
dynamic social media efforts, demonstrate the program’s ongoing
commitment and dedication to providing Texans with easy-to-use and
accessible digital government services. Over the past seven years,
Texas.gov has been one of the most decorated digital government programs
in the nation, receiving more than 80 awards from many of the most
prestigious associations that recognize government innovation, project
excellence, marketing, security, plain language, customer service, and
more.

“Texas.gov is continually recognized as one of the top state portals
in the United States, and our pride in the program’s success in serving
the citizens of Texas is confirmed by these accolades,”
said Todd
Kimbriel, CIO for the State of Texas and Deputy Executive Director of
the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). “The awards
earned by the Texas.gov team highlight its willingness to align with
current technology trends, while also maintaining the priority of
connecting Texans with government services in a user-friendly and
intuitive way.”

Highlights of the 2016 awards include:

  • The groundbreaking single-page Texas.gov website received eight awards
    for innovation, design, content, and most importantly, function.
    Awards of note included a Best in Class Interactive Media Award,
    Gold Hermes Creative Award, Gold AVA Digital Award,
    and fourth place in the Center for Digital Government’s Best of
    Web Award
    .
  • For the first time, the Texas.gov program’s social media efforts were
    honored with a Gold MarCom Award. With the goal of being
    responsive, helpful, and friendly, Texas.gov’s social media channels
    are an effective and increasingly popular way to provide meaningful
    and real-time communications with Texans about government information
    and services.
  • Promoting online services to Texans, such as driver
    license renewal
    , vehicle
    registration renewal
    , professional
    licensing
    , and more
    is an important component of a successful digital government program.
    Texas.gov’s advertising campaigns are award-winning every year and
    2016 was no different, with the program receiving four awards
    including a Platinum Hermes Creative Award and two Silver
    Davey Awards
    .

Awards aside, the Texas.gov program continues to drive digital
government efficiencies in Texas. As a self-funded public-private
partnership, the program provides tremendous value to the state and its
constituents. In 2016, the program securely processed more than 43
million transactions worth $1.3 billion, and contributed $27.2 million
in new revenue to the Texas General Fund.

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 331 million financial transactions and has
collected more than $36 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of
innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing,
which help make government more accessible to everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government
solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the
United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small
Companies in America” six times, and the company has been included four
times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

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