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Utah.Gov Receives Grade A Rating in Digital States Survey

November 7, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2018--Utah.Gov, the official website of the State of Utah, received a grade A rating from the Center for Digital Government in the 2018 Digital States survey. The biennial survey is the industry’s leading evaluation of the technology practices of all 50 states. The survey highlights the best and emerging technology practices that serve as models for providing online services for state residents.

“This is the most exhaustive evaluation of digital services provided across the country,” said Michael Hussey, Utah Chief Information Officer. “The survey validates Utah’s use of technology to improve service delivery, increase capacity, streamline operations and reach policy goals.”

States that receive a Grade A rating are ahead of other states in the innovative use of technology solutions. Grade A states’ online solutions show results across all survey categories and are used to realize operational efficiencies and strategic priorities through meaningful collaboration across state agencies. Only four states were given an A grade this year. Utah has received an A grade every year since the survey started giving out grades in 2010.

“Utah was recognized for its leadership in creating a platform for serving Utah residents,” said David Fletcher, Utah Chief Technology Officer. “Our approach allows Utah to expand the gap ahead of other states while providing useful online services.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

To learn more visit Utah.Gov.

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About Utah.Gov

Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.Gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.Gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2015 alone, Utah.Gov received 21 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.Gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of firm NIC’s family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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CONTACT: Utah Interactive

Sara Watts, 801-983-0275

General Manager

swatts@utahinteractive.org

or

Department of Technology Services

Stephanie Weteling, 801-538-3284

Public Information Officer

stweiss@utah.gov

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA UTAH

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS STATE/LOCAL

SOURCE: Utah.Gov

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