Oklahoma Web Portal Receives Second Innovation Award
State's new Web site recognized as Innovator of the Year
OKLAHOMA CITY - February 30, 2005 - OK.gov, Oklahoma's official Web portal, has been recognized for innovation for the second consecutive year. The Journal Record recognized OK.gov as a 2005 Innovator of the Year.
On November 29, 2004, Governor Brad Henry announced the newly designed, developed and branded State portal - www.ok.gov. The portal is a centralized gateway for citizens and businesses to interact with Oklahoma government via the Internet. In addition to the fresh new design and brand, the portal provides citizens, businesses and the state with a number of self-service tools for which it was recognized.
Some of the key features of the new portal include:
"The new portal has made Oklahoma government more consumer and business-friendly," said Governor Henry. "I am extremely pleased that the new Web site has been singled out for the services it provides."
"OK.gov is committed to the state by providing quality applications that save government time and money," said Lisa Counts, OK.gov general manager. "The new portal and its services, which took a little over a year to design, develop and deploy, were built with absolutely no cost to the state."
The 2005 Innovator of the Year Award is awarded by The Journal Record and the presentation banquet is slated for March 31 at the Reed Center in Midwest City.
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