CT Receives National Recognition for Digital Government Excellence

We keep working and we keep getting recognized.


Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the Center for Digital Government has given Connecticut national recognition for its ongoing digital government efforts, awarding the state with a grade of A- and ranking it third in the nation for information technology leadership. The recognition was included as part of the organization’s 2022 Digital States Survey


At Governor Lamont’s direction, our leadership team at the of Bureau of Information Technology Solutions (BITS) in partnership with our State agencies, has strived to make Connecticut an all-digital state government that provides residents and businesses with the tools necessary to digitally connect with services administered by the state.


Connecticut is being nationally recognized for cross-agency collaborations and leadership as DAS continues our all-digital government efforts. Our BITS team works incredibly hard across state agencies to improve services for both agency partners and residents. Being recognized on a national level continues to remind us of what we already know – Connecticut has the best state workforce in the country.


The grade of A- reflects a state whose technology leaders are using “very strong innovation, high performing solutions, and have applied excellent practices in all aspects of operations, governance and administration,” according to Teri Takai, senior vice president of the Center for Digital Government. 


In the Center for Digital Government’s 2022 Category Awards, Connecticut received third place for exemplary work in leadership, which recognizes Connecticut’s information technology optimization strategy and improvements to working relationships, planning, policies and collaborations with agencies.


The results of IT optimization have and will continue to enhance the jobs of our state employees and make government services more accessible to Connecticut residents. We’re very proud of our BITS team for their national recognition and look forward to furthering our all-digital government journey.


Whether it’s making it easier to do business in the state, renewing a driver’s license online, or other accessibility improvements, digital services ease government interactions, put people first, and provide experiences Connecticut residents come to expect in their online transactions.


A listing of all 50 states and their grades is published on the Center for Digital Government’s website at www.centerdigitalgov.com.