AWARDS & RECOGNITION | 2012 NASCIO State Technology Innovator AwardPrevious Award Recipients
NASCIO created the State Technology Innovator Award to honor outstanding individuals who have made contributions to advance the state's technology policy agenda through the promotion of best practices, adoption of new technologies and advancements in service delivery. Through this award, NASCIO strives to acknowledge state leaders, managers and employees who promote innovation, excellence and good government. Nominees must be an employee, elected official, appointed official or other appointee representing state government.
NASCIO is proud to announce Governor Dave Heineman as the 2012 State Technology Innovator Award Recipient.
Governor Dave Heineman stated “I think if you're involved in technology in our state, you know the state is trying to take a quantum leap forward. We want to be prepared for the next generation of consumers who are going to use technology at all hours of the day." During the seven years of his administration he has made good on that statement through his leadership and support to ensure Nebraska to prepare for the next generation of residents, businesses and employees. Technology has been and continues to be a key tool in the Heineman Administration.
Governor Heineman understands what technology can do for government, making the decisions that ensure that Nebraska uses the appropriate resources to deliver services to our citizens. Even during the recent economic downturn when most state governments were pulling back from investing monies into their state infrastructure, Governor Heineman supported efforts ensuring that Nebraska continued to move forward.
Some of the statistics regarding the technologies that Nebraska has deployed demonstrate the Governor’s commitment to adopting emerging technology and innovation for service delivery.
- In the first three months of 2012, more license plate renewals have been performed online than during all of 2009. Year to date, more than 35,000 individuals were able to perform a transaction with the DMV without stepping into an office.
- Nebraska’s new innovative online liquor license renewal service unites the interactions required at both a state and a city/county office. In 2011, 1,037 online renewals were completed, compared to nearly 1000 licenses in the first three months of 2012.
- In its 1st full year of state-wide availability, Court eFiling saved over 12,000 hours of staff time. Additionally, over 60% of new civil cases in the County Courts were initiated online. No other states allow filing in county and district courts through a single process.
- Our Department of Revenue’s e-filing statistics show that 91.3% of 2012 individual income tax returns were e-filed. We are still processing, but we anticipate that our final numbers will be in the high 80% range.
- On the Game and Parks site, the busiest day of 2011 was November 11, registering 5.9 million hits and selling over 12,000 permits. Last year over 1,250,000 original/replacement permits and stamps were sold on-line.
- The 511 system for road conditions continues success on both on our website and by dialing 511 from your telephone. In the first four months of 2012, the 511 system logged over 98,900 calls and over 376,900 online visits. In 2011 the new Mobile Traveler launched featuring selected views from highway cams, links to current weather/radar/forecasts, and other features. Over 44,000 visitors have logged on the mobile site in 2012.
- On an average single day we process 60 birth certificates, 200 corporate documents, 350 driver records, and 600 motor vehicle records.