And the outlook suggested by the 2016 survey is as strong as one would expect given the financial growth of the gov tech sector and the public's increasing interest in civic participation.
So we utilize the contract mechanism that the highway patrol created to allow smaller agencies to join on the contract, and then they are actually hosting the RMS in their environment.
Programs that particularly impressed judges were Missouri's public safety initiatives; Virginia's health and human services projects; and Utah's leading-edge efforts spanning transportation, citizen engagement, transparency, mobile government and social media.
Judges cited Utah's transportation efforts as particularly impressive for both their impact and innovative use of technology.
Late last year, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) equipped its fleet of more than 500 vehicles with GPS trackers.
The public can access real-time information about snowplows to better plan their trips, while an automated system lets the department know how the machines are functioning.
The Virginia Department of Health's Web portal gives users an avenue to easily research health issues and connect with providers.