January Is Last Month For Summary Metrics
January will be the last month IN.gov provides Summary analytics to our customers. The old system, which requires several hours of hand calculation, has been replaced with the more robust industry leader, WebTrends. Questions and access requests to WebTrends should be submitted to IN.gov Program staff at webmasters.IN.gov.
File 2007 Income-Tax Returns for Free
The Department of Revenue launched an enhanced version of I-File on January 1, 2008 – and already more than 5,000 taxpayers have filed their taxes using the state’s fast, friendly and free online tool. After releasing a newly revamped I-File program in 2006, DOR relied on user feedback from more than 2,500 taxpayers to make continued enhancements, including improved navigation, updated help links, heightened security and payment verification.
To begin filing your taxes online for free, please visit IFile.IN.gov.
INShape Site Welcomes New Members
INShape Indiana, the Governor's program to support nutritious and fit living, launched its redesigned site on December 31, 2007, just in time to welcome Hoosiers ready to get INShape in 2008. Since then, INShape has welcomed more than 11,000 new members, an increase of nearly 18 percent!
"We are very pleased with the new site," said the director of the Governor's Council for Physical Fitness & Sports, Jamie Delaney. "And what better way to inspire people to get INShape than a welcoming, vibrant new site!"
IN.gov Introduces Two New Agency Services
The IN.gov Program will begin implementation of two new IN.gov services during first quarter 2008. The gradual rollout of GovDelivery, a digital subscription management solution, will begin with the Governor's and Lt. Governor's sites in early February. Browsealoud, a screen-reading and translation software, will be implemented by IN.gov staff over the course of 2008 first and second quarters.
IN.gov Staff Changes & Additions
The IN.gov Program staff would like to say a special "Thank you" to Chris Cotterill, who recently accepted the corporation counsel position under Indianapolis' new mayor.
After Cotterill's resignation, Brian Arrowood, IOT's director of delivery services, assumed responsibility for IN.gov. Robert Paglia, IN.gov's program manager, will continue to be responsible for driving IN.gov initiatives, which include the successful migration of all remaining executive branch agencies to the content management system (CMS) and continued improvements and additions to the services IN.gov provides to its customers.
IN.gov also welcomes a new director of technology, Kris Weiskittel, who started just before the new year. Weiskittel comes to IN.gov with experience in the Indianapolis software industry where his roles varied from consulting and management to software development and technical support. Paglia and Weiskittel are already working to provide even more innovative, self-service solutions to IN.gov customers.