DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Colorado Information Sharing Consortium’s (CISC) mission ensures that nearly 9,000 officers from its 58-member agencies have access to the data they need to solve crimes—from their office desktops to their police cars—24/7. With the launch of its first website, the CISC continues to efficiently deliver on its mission. Ultimately, the organization’s secure, reliable and affordable data connects Colorado agencies with national counterparts to make communities safer.
“Our website gives the CISC an opportunity to communicate with law enforcement agencies about news and meetings at their convenience, instead of us bombarding them with emails,” said CISC Executive Director and retired Adams County Commander, David Shipley. “Any time the law enforcement community can glance at online resources to find something they need instead of making phone calls or sending emails, it's better for them. It helps them be more efficient and stay focused on meeting citizens’ needs."
To ensure the focus, Shipley turned to Colorado Interactive (CI) and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) to produce the CISC’s new website. CI provides digital government services to state agencies, local governments and educational entities through a contract with SIPA—the official internet portal connecting the public with Colorado government. The partnership’s mission allows government leaders to focus on delivering on-demand, digital government solutions without requests for proposals or the use of tax appropriations. The CI/SIPA partnership has benefitted more than 60 special districts in Colorado.
Vendors make up another key group benefitting from the CISC’s website. To work with the organization, vendors must accommodate conditions set by the CISC Board of Directors. “I regularly meet vendors who want to work with CISC agencies, but don’t understand our unique needs,” explained Shipley. “I needed the ability to direct them to a website that contains the Board’s conditions for participating vendors. It saves everyone time. After reviewing the conditions, vendors know if they can work within our expectations. If they can, we’re happy to talk with each one.” In addition, after vendors sign contracts, the CISC utilizes the website to promote them and provide links to their services.
“Whether it’s law enforcement officials who rely on the data or the vendors who support it, we know how important the CISC’s work is to keeping communities safe,” said Colorado Interactive’s President and General Manager, Fred Sargeson. “I’m proud that our partnership with CISC allows them to stay focused on their critical mission.”
Eligible government entities in need of free website development and hosting as well as payment processing through the Colorado.gov Web portal, should contact SIPA.
About Colorado Interactive
Colorado Interactive (CI) is the team behind the official website of the state of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the state and CI to help Colorado government entities web-enable their services. CI builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of the digital government firm, NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).
Established in 2004 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is a self-funded government organization created to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for electronic government (eGovernment) services. SIPA strives to accelerate the adoption of efficient and effective eGovernment services by placing more online to benefit Colorado residents. In addition to no-cost websites, payment processing and event registration setup, SIPA provides SaaS technology solutions, consulting and cyber security assessments. Please visit www.colorado.gov/sipa.
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.