Iowa re-ups NIC for e-gov portal

Iowa has entered into a new multiyear contract with Iowa Interactive, a subsidiary of the e-government firm NIC, for continued management of the state's official government portal. The deal will probably net NIC about $7 million, a company spokesman said.

Iowa Interactive signed its original multiyear contract with Iowa in 1997. After fulfilling that contract, the state issued a competitive bid for e-government portal services in November.

Mollie Anderson, director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, approved the contract March 31.

The self-funded business model is a way for Iowa to keep operational costs low and ease the burden on taxpayers, said John Gillispie, Iowa's chief information officer. 'We plan to introduce many new online services and are eager to leverage our successful relationship with Iowa Interactive and NIC,' he said.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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