The Center for Digital Government announced Utah.Gov has been awarded first place in the Government Experience Awards. Utah.Gov services also won two additional category awards and special recognition for innovation. After 20 years of the Best of the Web Awards, the Center for Digital Government updated the competition this year to evaluate the new environment for online services. The Government Experience Awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities, and counties that excel at creating useful online government services and applications.

“Our state is once again being recognized as the leader in providing valuable online tools that make government more accessible,” said Gov. Gary Herbert. “We are honored that the Center for Digital Government has chosen to recognize Utah’s efforts with this first-place award.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and sets the standard for measuring best practices in state and local government.

“We work hard to provide the very best online services for Utahns,” said Mike Hussey, Utah Chief Information Officer. “It is very satisfying to be recognized by the Center for Digital Government.”

In addition to Utah’s first place award, Utah.Gov services won category awards for:

Government-to-Citizen Experience Award: Utah Hunting and Fishing Services Government-to-Government Experience Award: Utah Public Meeting Notice

Utah also received special recognition by winning the Center for Digital Government Innovation Award for Predictive Government Through Google Now and Amazon Alexa.

To learn more visit Utah.Gov.

About Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2015 alone, received 21 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and NIC Utah, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. NIC Utah is part of firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which helps 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