For the second consecutive year, ms.gov has placed among top five best websites in country in the competition.
The awards program is the original
and most respected state and local government digital technology
competition in the United States, recognizing the best government
digital innovations across the country. The Center for Digital
Government has recognized Mississippi as having one of the best state
websites in the country placing top ten in 2012 and 2013, fourth in
2015, and now third in 2016.
“We are appreciative of the recognition from Center for Digital
Government. The Best of the Web is a renowned competition, recognizing
the very best state websites nationally,” said Mississippi Governor Phil
Bryant. “Mississippi strives to provide the very best technology for
our residents and seeing those efforts rewarded validates the hard work
of all parties.”
The cornerstone of the 2016 ms.gov redesign is the integration with
the popular digital assistant, Amazon Alexa. The “Ask Mississippi” Alexa
skill, available to myMS users, enhances the citizen to government
relationship in Mississippi, allowing residents to connect, hands-free,
with state government. Without having to access a computer or pick up
their phone citizens just have to ask to stay on top of important dates
(“Alexa, ask Mississippi when my driver license expires”), contact the
state (“Hey Alexa, Ask Mississippi, what is the phone number to the
Department of Revenue?”), authenticate elected officials and facts
(“Alexa, ask Mississippi who the current Governor is”), or learn more
about our state (“Alexa, ask Mississippi what the state mammal is”).
Mississippi was one of the first states to introduce digital assistant
technology to citizens and has been featured in several national news
outlets. Mississippians can load the Ask Mississippi skill to their
Alexa App for free on any mobile device.
"We are proud to be on the cutting edge of hand-free, voice
controlled technology integration,” said Dr. Craig Orgeron, Executive
Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology
Services. “To be honored on a national scale for transforming the
relationship between government and citizens is an honor.”
Ms.gov is a joint effort between the State of Mississippi and Mississippi’s e-Government partner, Mississippi Interactive (MSI).
To learn more, visit ms.gov