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eGovernment News

June 2015

6/23/2015 — Maryland DNR Pioneers the Use of Apple Watch for State Government

Water-enthusiasts can discover nearby waterways directly on their wrist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new Apple Watch app, paired with the AccessDNR mobile app.

6/2/2015 — State of Maryland Wins Awards for Online Business Platform

The State of Maryland has received a StateScoop 50 Award and was recognized by the International Association of Commercial Administrators as one of five Merit Award recipients for the Central Business Licensing & Registration Portal.

May 2015

5/26/2015 — Launches New Mobile-First Design

Mobile-first refers to designing and developing websites for smaller screen sizes, such as those found on smartphones. The newly designed state website focuses on providing quick access to online services and user personalization features.

5/20/2015 — Maryland’s Online Business Portal Wins International Merit Award

The award was presented to Maryland for their commitment to streamlining processes and making government operations more efficient for business owners with the implementation of Maryland’s Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal.

5/13/2015 — Maryland Launches Online Weights and Measures Service

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched an online Weights & Measures Device Registration Service that allows businesses with weighing and measuring devices to pay for the renewal and obtain the certificate online.

March 2015

3/9/2015 — Maryland Offers Hassle Free Online Tax Payment Service

Comptroller Peter Franchot reminds taxpayers that they can skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing checks and make their tax payments online with the mobile-friendly Comptroller Online Tax Payment Service.

3/4/2015 — Maryland Adds CDL Medical Certificate Information to Instant Online Driver Records Service

​The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) recently announced the addition of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Certificate information to their Instant Online Driver Records Service.

February 2015

2/10/2015 — Maryland Launches Online Business Personal Property Return Service

The Business Personal Property Return Filing Service is the latest addition to Maryland’s Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal (CBL Portal) which was created to make it easier to conduct business in Maryland.

December 2014

12/22/2014 — Maryland MVA Mobile Practice Driving Test Apps Reach Half a Million Downloads

The highly popular Maryland Practice Driving Test mobile apps provided by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) have reached a monumental milestone of half a million downloads from the iOS and Android App Stores.

12/15/2014 — Maryland Hunters Use AccessDNR Mobile App for Real Time Harvest Reporting

With Maryland’s hunting season now in full swing, thousands of hunters are taking along the AccessDNR mobile app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

October 2014

10/13/2014 — Ranked Among Nation’s Top Government Websites

Maryland’s award winning official state website,, was recently honored by Government Technology and e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government’s prestigious Best of the Web Award competition.

September 2014

9/12/2014 — Mobile App Helps Marylanders Prepare for Severe Weather and Disasters

​Maryland’s award-winning official emergency management mobile app, MARYLAND Prepares, from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), helps Maryland families better prepare for emergencies.

9/2/2014 — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot Offers New Mobile-Friendly Tax Payment Service

With the launch of the new, mobile-friendly Comptroller Online Tax Payment Service from Comptroller Peter Franchot, it has never been more convenient for Marylanders to pay their taxes online.

August 2014

8/27/2014 — Registering a Business in Maryland is Easier than Ever

The State of Maryland recently released an updated version of the popular Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal (CBL), offering new features as well as improvements to existing functionality.

May 2014

5/16/2014 — Interview - Inside’s redesign

Maryland recently redesigned its website with a number of new features to enhance the user experience. (

5/13/2014 — Features Innovative New Tools

The State of Maryland launched an updated design and innovative new features on the award winning official State website,, that serves as the gateway for the 63 million visitors to Maryland state agency websites each year.

5/13/2014 — Maryland updates website with eye toward personalization

Maryland is the latest state to update its official website, focusing on personalization and citizen engagement, according to NIC Maryland. (

5/9/2014 — Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Program Receives Honors

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has received Innovation of the Year honors in this year’s StateScoop 50 Awards for their Online Vision Certification Service.

April 2014

4/21/2014 — Maryland MVA Upgrades Mobile Practice Driving Test Apps

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has released an upgrade to the highly popular Maryland Practice Driving Test mobile app that includes a Spanish-language version of the test for both the iOS and Android platforms.

4/21/2014 — Maryland upgrades driving test mobile app

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has released an upgrade to the highly popular Maryland Practice Driving Test mobile app that includes a Spanish-language version of the test for both the iOS and Android platforms. (

4/17/2014 — Meet the StateScoop 50 nominees - Maryland Department of Transportation

StateScoop interviews the Maryland Department of Transportation to discuss the Online Vision Certification Service, a nominee for the StateScoop 50 Awards for State Innovation of the Year. (

March 2014

3/12/2014 — AccessDNR Now Available for Apple and Android Devices

Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app available for download in the Apple and Android App Stores.

October 2013

10/29/2013 — Emergency Management App Helps Maryland Families Prepare for Emergencies

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recently released MARYLAND Prepares, Maryland’s official emergency management mobile app, to help Maryland families better prepare for emergencies.

September 2013

9/13/2013 — Wins Best in Class 2013 Interactive Media Award

​,, the state’s official website, has received a 2013 Best in Class Interactive Media Award from the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC).

August 2013

8/27/2013 — Over 40 Maryland Drivers Can Now Renew Licenses at Home

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) now offers the option of submitting eye tests electronically so the state's over-40 drivers no longer need visit the MVA's offices just to renew their licenses. (

8/12/2013 — The New Receives International Award for Excellence in Creativity and Innovation

The newly redesigned official website for the State of Maryland, was recently honored for its visual creativity and web innovation with a 2013 International Visual Excellence in the Multimedia Arts (VEMA) Award.

May 2013

5/21/2013 — New Online Vision Certification Service Streamlines the Driver’s License Renewal Process in Maryland

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) recently launched the Online Vision Certification Service to allow authorized vision providers to submit eye exam results electronically to the MVA.

March 2013

3/7/2013 — Inside the new with CIO Elliot Schlanger

Maryland Department of Information Technology Secretary Elliot Schlanger shared with StateScoop the design and development process behind the effort and what we can expect in the future. (

3/5/2013 — New is latest to adopt responsive web strategy

Maryland has launched a redesigned, complete with responsive features that adapt to the visitor’s device, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. (

3/4/2013 — Citizen Feedback Drives More Efficiencies and a New Look for Maryland’s Official State Website

​Governor Martin O’Malley recently unveiled the State of Maryland’s new and improved official website,, introducing the most user-friendly and engaging portal yet.

3/4/2013 — More Than a Face Lift - New Site for Maryland

A new portal offers Maryland residents responsive design, nearly 200 online services and integrated social media intended to maximize citizen engagement. (

January 2013

1/24/2013 — ‘Maryland Made Easy’ Streamlines Business Permitting

As a part of Maryland Made Easy, a program started by Gov. Martin O’Malley to streamline business regulations and permit processes, the state launched an online business licensing system that makes it easier to do business. (

1/23/2013 — Making it easier to do business

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley introduces the new Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal ( at Betamore in Baltimore, MD.

1/14/2013 — Governor O’Malley launches state’s first online business registration system

The Central Business Licensing & Registration System (CBL) allows business owners to register a new business and establish a tax account through a single website:

December 2012

12/6/2012 — Maryland Practice Driving Test Now Available for Android Devices

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) recently launched a new version of the Maryland Practice Driving Test for the Android platform, available at the Google Play Store.

November 2012

11/6/2012 — New Online Service Assists Maryland Towing Companies with Insurance Company Notification Requirements

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has launched a new online service to assist Maryland towing companies with notifying automobile insurance companies after towing a vehicle from a parking lot.

August 2012

8/29/2012 — Maryland Kitchen Grease Haulers Now Required to Register Online

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) launched an online system to allow waste kitchen grease transporters to register the vehicles they use to transport the hazardous commodity.

February 2012

2/20/2012 — NIC to Run Maryland’s Website

E-government services provider NIC Inc. has won a contract to manage Maryland’s government portal. (

2/16/2012 — Maryland Awards eGovernment Services Contract to NIC

NIC Inc., (NASDAQ: EGOV) the leading provider of eGovernment services, today announced that Maryland becomes the latest state to contract with the company for self-funded online government services.