Is the flag at half-staff or full-staff and why? Coloradans have a new and convenient way to always know the answer. Gov2Go—the first, personal government assistant—will send notifications to their cell phones when there is a flag status update.
“Our service desk for the state’s official website, Colorado.gov, fields a good number of questions about flag status. It’s a popular topic,” said Colorado Interactive’s President and General Manager, Mike Ansley. “With Gov2Go already notifying citizens about services they need to take care of, such as vehicle registration renewals, it also provides an efficient way to notify them about flag status.”
After citizens download Gov2Go at https://www.colorado.gov/sipa/gov2go and create an account, they select Flag Status Updates from the services menu. When the state of Colorado issues a flag status update, Gov2Go will send citizens a notification by text and email. Text notifications will contain the flag status (half- or full-staff) and the reason for it. Email notifications will provide complete details.
“One of the coolest features on the Governor’s website, for some years now, has been flag status updates,” said SIPA Executive Director, Jack Arrowsmith. “With Gov2Go, we can take flag status information and push it to citizens’ phones. Just another way that Gov2Go is increasing transparency and easier access to government information.”
Colorado Interactive (CI) and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) added Flag Status Updates as a service in Gov2Go. CI, an NIC company, 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 and SIPA partnership has benefited more than 40 state-department programs.
About Colorado Interactive
Colorado Interactive (CI) is the team behind the official state of Colorado website (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). In 2018, CI launched NIC’s personal government platform, Gov2Go, to assist citizens with services including vehicle registration renewals.
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. (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.