Arkansas’ Gov2Go Wins Two National Awards for Innovation

Jul 27, 2016

By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

StateScoop, ACT-IAC recognize the first virtual personal assistant built for government.


Gov2Go, the first-of-its-kind, personal government assistant developed by the Information Network of Arkansas (INA), has received two national awards for technology innovation.

With more than 80,000 votes cast, members of the state and local government IT community selected Gov2Go from hundreds of nominations in six categories to receive a StateScoop 50 Award in the Innovation of the Year category. The StateScoop 50 awards honor innovators and emerging leaders in state and local government.

Gov2Go also placed as a Top 8 Finalist from nearly 150 entries in the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) Institute for Innovation “Igniting Innovation 2016” Awards Showcase. The awards recognize the most innovative uses of technology to improve government programs and services to citizens.

“Arkansas has long been a digital government innovator, and it is an honor to once again be recognized for our citizen-centric approach to delivering government services through Gov2Go,” INA Board Chair Mark Martin said. “More importantly, we are thrilled to see more than 140,000 people using Gov2Go and sharing positive feedback about how it’s making their lives easier. We are positively changing the way Arkansans interact with their government.”

Based on input from users, Gov2Go proactively brings relevant government services and information to them on their computers, mobile devices, and Apple watches. Gov2Go keeps track of deadlines such as property tax payments, car tag renewals, and property assessment, and sends users important reminders based on their needs.

Arkansans can visit to download the iOS and Android apps, or enter an email address to start using Gov2Go. 

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RhiannonBotsford Barber

Written By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

Before joining INA as Marketing Manager in 2016, Rhiannon spent ten years as a crew member for four major television networks and several film companies, then incorporated her own company in 2010. A zealous outdoorsman, Rhiannon seeks the solace of nature and enjoys photographing animals in the wild.


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