OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the nation’s leading provider of digital government services, announced today that the nation’s first personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, is now available in all 50 states. Citizens throughout the United States can now enjoy the convenience of digital government services delivered on the Gov2Go platform.
The innovative Gov2Go platform was created in Arkansas, and brings together all of a person’s interactions with all levels of government in one convenient place – eliminating the need for citizens to navigate multiple sites, mobile apps, and platforms for federal, state, county, and city government. As part of the initial set of national services, people across the U.S. can receive detailed information for their states about Amber Alerts and election information, and can also purchase digital passes to select National Parks and U.S. Forest Service sites via the NIC YourPassNow solution.
“NIC is pleased to bring the convenience of Gov2Go to everyone in the United States,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Gov2Go is a comprehensive platform that puts citizens at the center of government. In addition to this initial set of services, any government can adopt the platform and deliver even more convenient services to their constituents.”
With Gov2Go, people provide information about their government interactions to establish a profile. Gov2Go functionality also allows for an individual’s government interactions throughout the year to be tracked, notifies the citizen when renewals or payments are due, and completes the transaction within the Gov2Go platform. In addition, new Gov2Go functionality includes biometric payment authentication and one-click payments with stored account information. The platform is hosted on Microsoft’s Azure public cloud, and marks the beginning of more collaboration between NIC and Microsoft.
“Microsoft is proud to partner with NIC on Gov2Go to help governments digitally transform, utilizing technologies to create great places to live and better connect citizens to services,” said Michael Donlan, Vice President, US State and Local Government at Microsoft. “The collaboration with NIC shows how Microsoft Azure can help drive change across the country by offering problem-solving solutions. From alerting residents about important government interactions to delivering outdoor recreational solutions more effectively, cloud technology is modernizing government at the local, state and federal levels.”
Gov2Go is a device-neutral platform, with the personal assistant for government accessible via a desktop, mobile device, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The personal assistant for government can also be accessed by downloading the Gov2Go native mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices. The platform is designed to expand and adapt with technologies of the future, and will soon include voice-activated services via Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and similar voice-command devices.
“This is just the beginning for Gov2Go,” said NIC Chief Operating Officer Robert Knapp. “NIC will constantly be providing access to more government services through the platform and making Gov2Go available using new, innovative technology. People expect a new level of on-demand convenience when dealing with government, and Gov2Go is the answer.”
In addition to the initial national services, an expanded library of government services are already available to people in Arkansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. Today, more than 20 percent of all adults in Arkansas have signed up to receive Gov2Go notifications. More states will be joining the Gov2Go platform by the end of 2017 and making additional services available to the people of their state.
“We launched Gov2Go in Arkansas because our citizens see government as one entity,” said Yessica Jones, Director, Arkansas Department of Information Services. “They want government information and services integrated across federal, state, and local government in one convenient solution. That is exactly what Gov2Go provides.”
More information about the Gov2Go platform is available at www.egov.com/gov2go.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as 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 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the nation’s first personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.
Developed by NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) Gov2Go is the nation’s first personal assistant for government bringing together all interactions with all levels of government in one convenient platform. Gov2Go learns about a citizen’s government interactions, tracks deadlines, notifies citizens, and completes the transactions within Gov2Go with one-click payments. The citizen-centric platform removes the stress of remembering and completing infrequent government interactions, by providing personalized, timely, and relevant information. People in all 50 states can use Gov2Go to access government services using a variety of technology including the Gov2Go website, mobile devices, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. More information is available at www.egov.com/gov2go.com.