Apr 21

Branstad, Reynolds unveil new State of Iowa website

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 3.14.52 PMDES MOINES – Today, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled a new website for the State of Iowa enabling citizens, visitors, and businesses to have greater access to information and services.

Iowa’s new Web portal, available at www.iowa.gov, features a streamlined interface which can be accessed across multiple device platforms and web browsers, optimized search results with associated agency and service information, statistical information and graphs for quick interpretation of data, and dynamic content with social media feeds from Twitter and Facebook.

“The recent redesign of www.iowa.gov makes it easier than ever for Iowans to utilize multiple government services,” said Governor Branstad. “We use technology to transform how government communicates so citizens and businesses can access information anytime, anywhere.”

Lt. Gov. Reyolds added, “Our Administration has been committed to government transparency from the very beginning. The new upgrade this website is another step in improving transparency in state government.”

www.iowa.gov is built on the Drupal platform, delivering the security, accessibility, and functionality key to eGovernment success. It was developed in cooperation with several key state agencies, focused on providing a streamlined interface for visitors using desktop computers or mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In addition to the accessibility features, the dynamic content, presented in a quick and compliant-coded manner, ensures that the website is fully accessible to the broadest range of Web browsers.

The State’s Official Website is designed and maintained by Iowa Interactive at no cost to taxpayers through a public-private partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC and the Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

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