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.

About Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 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 2015 alone, received 21 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and NIC Utah, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. NIC Utah is part of firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which helps make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the "100 Best Small Companies in America" six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index. Additional information is available at