Kentucky.gov (www.kentucky.gov), the Commonwealth's official Web portal, has provided 24/7 access to state government information and services for citizens and businesses since 1998. The portal provides access to more than 1,000,000 pages of information and hundreds of interactive, online services. Kentucky.gov provides a comprehensive and easy-to-search website that offers a centralized place to obtain information and interact with government services.
The Commonwealth contracts with Kentucky Interactive, LLC to host, build, maintain and market the Kentucky.gov portal.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky contracts with Kentucky Interactive, LLC to host, build, maintain and market "eGovernment" services.
Kentucky Interactive, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) with the mission to make interactions between citizens, businesses, and governments easy and efficient. We enable agencies of all sizes to offer their services online using the Kentucky.gov platform.
The Kentucky.gov Platform
Since 2003, Kentucky Interactive has managed the Kentucky.gov portal website and has completed over a thousand eGovernment projects for agencies of all sizes across the Commonwealth. State and local governments alike utilize the "all-agency/enterprise-wide" master contract to deliver services quickly, efficiently, and effectively under a self-funded, public-private partnership model.
The Kentucky.gov funding model is unique in that it is self-funded. Primary funding for the portal comes from modest enhanced access fees on a select set of commercially valuable information and services.
New, and enhanced, eGovernment solutions are funded through the use and adoption of the transaction-based online services, rather than from appropriated funds. The enhanced access fees allow Kentucky Interactive to recuperate investments in, and fund improvements to, the Kentucky.gov platform. Enhanced access fees for online services are established only after extensive marketing research and the approval of the Kentucky.gov governing authority. In this way, zero taxpayer appropriations are used to build, maintain, or enhance Kentucky.gov.
Kentucky.gov has not replaced the traditional means of obtaining government records or services. If any record or service is normally available for free, it can continue to be obtained for free through traditional means of service delivery.
We provide the following expertise for our partner agencies:
- Project Management Services
- Analysis, Design, and Creative Services
- Application Development Services
- Marketing Services
- Security Services
- Integration Services
- Operation Support Services
Our solutions usually consist of one or more of the following components:
- Content Management
- Enterprise Search
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