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Utah Honored with National Innovation Award

Utah.Gov Recognized for Excellence in Online Citizen Experience

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced its 2017 Recognition Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government. Utah.Gov online services were recognized in seven categories. NASCIO recognizes exemplary initiatives in 11 categories.

"Providing services online is an important part of our strategy to increase efficiency in state government," said Mike Hussey, Chief Information Officer for the state of Utah. "When Utah is recognized by an organization like NASCIO, it validates our objectives in a very satisfying way."

Utah's Driver License Appointment and Public Meeting Notice Reminders were selected as the winner for Emerging and Innovative Technologies in the public sector. The services take advantage of Google Now to help residents of Utah improve attendance at public meetings and driver license appointments.

"It is great to receive recognition for a wide variety of services," said Mike Hussey, state Chief Information Officer. "We work hard to provide residents' the very best online experience and ease interactions with state government."

This is the 29th consecutive year for NASCIO to honor outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector. Recipients are chosen by the NASCIO Awards Committee from a field of more than 100 nominees. The awards were announced at the NASCIO Annual Conference in Austin.

In addition to Utah's win, Utah was recognized for:

  • Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
    Innovating Cloud Solutions with Cooperative Purchasing: Finalist
  • Digital Government–Government to Business 
    Charitable Organization Permits: Nominee
  • Digital Government–Government to Citizen 
    Judicial Review website: Nominee
  • Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
    Enterprise Storage Platform: Nominee
  • Improving State Operations
    Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative: Finalist
  • Open Government and Data, Information and Knowledge Management
    Discover: Utah's Base Map and Imagery Services: Finalist

To learn more, visit Utah.Gov.

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About Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 3 million residents in the state of Utah. provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through, 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. In 2016 alone, received 20 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. 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 digital government firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

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 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


Utah Interactive
Sara Watts, 801-983-0275
General Manager
Department of Technology Services
Stephanie Weteling, 801-538-3284
Public Information Officer

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