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W.Va. ranks near top for digital government

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia ranks among the top eight states in the nation for its use of digital technology in state government, according Gale Given, the state's chief technology officer.

West Virginia received an A-minus grade in a survey by the Center for Digital Government. Only Utah and Michigan received a higher grade.

"By being ranked so highly on a national level, West Virginia should proudly applaud the progress which its state government has made in keeping up with the technological advances of today in serving its citizens," Given said in a prepared statement. "The Office of Technology plans to use this recognition as an incentive for this office and the other state agencies to continue our great strides in enhancing technology in state government."

West Virginia received a B grade in the organization's survey two years ago.

The survey looks at state government use of digital technology to improve service, save money and reach policy objectives.

The survey is available at www.centerdigitalgov.com. The Center for Digital Government is a national research institute that provides information on technology policies in state and local government.


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