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Utah Recognized as Leader in Digital Government

Receives Awards for Leadership, Innovation and Digital Experience

The state of Utah continues to be a leader in digital government services that benefit residents and business across the state. In 2019, Utah.gov and the state’s digital government program received 12 awards from a variety of national and international competitions including the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), the Center for Digital Government and StateScoop.com. Utah has long been a leader in digital government innovation and creating cost-saving digital experiences that make it easier to get information and conveniently complete transactions with the state.

"We have a lot of support within the state for initiatives in technology and innovation," said David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer for the state of Utah. "Executive leadership, legislators and agency leadership have a history of leading the way in digital government."

Utah Governor Gary Herbert was recognized as a Tech Champion by NASCIO for his leadership in public sector technology policy and practice. Governor Herbert was also named a Golden Gov Finalist by StateScoop.com. In addition, state Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey received a State Leadership of the Year award from StateScoop.com.

Utah.gov also received digital experience innovation awards for artificial intelligent analysis of visitor feedback and the State’s controlled substance database solution.

"We’re pleased with the recognition we receive," said Fletcher. "But we hope to have another banner year and set the standard for digital government experience."

To learn more, visit Utah.Gov.

About Utah.Gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 3.2 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. Utah.gov received 12 awards in 2019. Utah.Gov is one of the nation’s most honored state websites. 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. NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The company created the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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Contacts

Brett Stott
Utah Interactive
General Manager
801-983-0275
bstott@utahinteractive.org

Stephanie Weteling
Department of Technology Services
Public Information Officer
801-538-3284
stweiss@utah.gov