Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds Unveil New Mobile-First Iowa.gov Website
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa--Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled a new mobile-first website for the state of Iowa enabling citizens, visitors, and businesses to have greater access to information and services.
Iowa’s new Web portal, available at www.Iowa.gov, features a streamlined interface which can be accessed across multiple device platforms and web browsers, optimized search results with associated agency and service information, statistical information and graphs for quick interpretation of data, and dynamic content with social media feeds from Twitter and Facebook.
“The recent redesign of www.Iowa.gov makes it easier than ever for Iowans to utilize multiple government services,” said Governor Branstad. “We use technology to transform how government communicates so citizens and businesses can access information anytime, anywhere.”
Lt. Gov. Reynolds added, “Our Administration has been committed to government transparency from the very beginning. The new upgrade of this website is another step in improving transparency in state government.” Iowa.gov is built on the Drupal platform, delivering the security, accessibility, and functionality key to eGovernment success. It was developed in cooperation with several key state agencies, focused on providing a streamlined interface for visitors using desktop computers or mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In addition to the accessibility features, the dynamic content, presented in a quick and compliant-coded manner, ensures that the website is fully accessible to the broadest range of Web browsers.
The State’s Official Website is designed and maintained by Iowa Interactive at no cost to taxpayers through a public-private partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC and the Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, LLC is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Website for the State of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Additional information is available at www.iowai.org. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, and has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.