Mississippi Department of Wildlife Wins 2013 Government to Citizens Digital Government Achievement A

Mississippi Department of Wildlife Wins 2013 Government to Citizens Digital Government Achievement Award

JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks' (MDWFP) online and mobile licensing services has won a Digital Government Achievement Award (DGAA) by the Center for Digital Government. The DGAAs recognize outstanding agency and department websites and applications based on innovation, functionality, and efficiency. MDWFP's suite of services, consisting of an online, mobile optimized license purchase application and mobile apps for both iPhone and Android outdoor enthusiasts, received top honors in the Government to Citizen (G2C) category.

"Mississippi's hunting and fishing license sales has one of the largest constituent license bases in the State. With over 660,000 licensees, it is critical to MDWFP that online sales are as efficient as possible," said Jason Thompson, MDWFP License/Boat Registration Director, "and with nearly 40 percent of all visitors coming to the online licensing application from a mobile device it was also crucial that the service be accessible across platforms."

The MDWFP online license sales application features a streamlined business process, mobile optimization for quick purchase on any device, and wizard interface that tailors itself based on users' responses. In addition to the online license application, outdoor enthusiasts can download the free iPhone or Android apps to remotely purchase hunting and fishing licenses, renew boat registrations, and access tools designed for use Mississippi's outdoors. Additional features of the mobile apps include GPS mapping to pinpoint nearby state parks and wildlife management areas as well as a trophy case to capture and share images of game. "Having date and bag limit information at my fingertips has come in handy numerous times," said David Richardson, an outdoor enthusiast from Oxford, MS. "Not to mention the convenience of purchasing my license from practically anywhere, anytime."

The Department partnered with Mississippi's eGovernment provider, Mississippi Interactive (MSI), to complete the launch of the successful suite of services. Using a self-funded model, the applications were built, with ongoing hosting and maintenance, at no cost to MDWFP.

Other Information

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Website - http://www.mdwfp.com
MDWFP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mdwfp
MDWFP Twitter - @MDWFPOnline - https://twitter.com/MDWFPonline
Official State of Mississippi Web Site - http://www.ms.gov
Twitter - @msdotgov - http://twitter.com/msdotgov
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/msgov-Mississippis-Official-State-Website/

About Mississippi Interactive

Mississippi Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Mississippi. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NAS: EGOV) .

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Mississippi Interactive, LLC
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