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  • ‘Insights’ from Across NIC Portals

    By NIC Inc. |

    Recently, nine NIC portals published highlights of their work in a series of “Insights” publications. Each team featured information such as a new eGovernment innovation to how the portal supports their local community. In particular:

    Arizona reported that in one year’s time its Game & Fish Department Hunt Draw application processed more than $4.5 million in transactions.

    New Mexico highlighted the exemplary customer service delivered by team member Mandi Mendoza, who responds to more than 200 customer inquiries each week.

    West Virginia featured its Suspicious Activity Reporting mobile application, which won an industry award and was reported on in the magazine, Popular Science.

    Kansas celebrated its 20th anniversary. The portal now works with more than 50 state agencies and more than 200 local government partners including cities, counties, schools, rural water districts, and libraries.

    Mississippi reported that the five mobile apps launched in 2012 resulted in more than 14,000 downloads.

    Tennessee highlighted some of the services the team launched in 2012, including the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s new SmartWay mobile application, the Handgun Permit System for the Department of Homeland Security, and Notify, a web-based notification tool sponsored by the governor’s office.

    Indiana reported that traffic to its sites and services via mobile devices was up 103 percent from 2011. The team deployed responsive design to ‘mobile enable’ all IN.gov websites and subsites in 2012, resulting in the migration of nearly 150 sites consisting of more than 60,000 pages of web content.

    Our D.C. team that manages the Pre-Employment Screening program for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continued to educate audiences about the benefits of the PSP by conducting more than 33 presentations and webinars, and participating in nearly 20 industry trade conferences in 2012.

    Our D.C. team that manages the campaign finance database for the Federal Elections Commission launched the new Campaign Finance Search mobile application in 2012 to bring federal campaign contribution information to citizens.

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