The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has named Delaware a winner of a 2013 Web 2.0 Award in the “Harnessing the Power of Civic Media” category for the Public Integrity Reporting System (PIRS) developed for the Public Integrity Commission by the eGovernment team.
The Public Integrity Reporting System gives Delawareans new tools to track lobbying activity by making required lobbyist and gift reports more readily available and by making it easier and more efficient for lobbyists and public officials to submit required reports. It was built in response to legislation calling for more online reporting of lobbying activity.
In announcing the award, Delaware Governor Jack Markell noted that the award “highlights the continuing and successful efforts of the General Assembly and my Administration at making State government more transparent, open and accessible to all Delawareans.”
The new system was created by Delaware Interactive, in partnership with the Government Information Center and the Public Integrity Commission, as part of Delaware’s growing collection of eGovernment applications.