Hawaii DLNR Launches Online Permitting for Commercial Vessels Landing at Mokulua and Popoia

New online service provides valuable access and protects the natural beauty of the two offshore island wildlife sanctuaries  

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has launched an online permitting site for vendors to register and purchase commercial vessel landing (such as kayak tours) permits to DLNR’s offshore island wildlife sanctuaries. Permits are required by law to land any business-oriented vessel at the regulated sanctuaries. This online service will initially allow purchase of landing permits at two Windward Oahu offshore island sanctuaries, the islets of Mokulua and Popoia.

“The new permitting site provides better access to our services for commercial vendors, and helps us monitor the number of landings a day, to protect the natural beauty of Hawaii’s wildlife sanctuaries for future generations,” said DOFAW Administrator Lisa Hadway. “We hope by automating the permitting process, we will better serve our vendors and encourage them to comply with DLNR regulations by making it easier to report and purchase landings. It is also a way for the public to get information about the program and see where the money goes in preserving Hawaii’s lands.”

Commercial vessel vendors can visit dofaw.eHawaii.gov/permitting to register for an online account. Upon approval, applicants will be notified by email to include permission to access the permitting system at any time.

The online commercial vessel-permitting site is created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, 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. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

Hawaii Information Consortium Selected as a Winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards

Honolulu, HI – 4/15/14 – The Telly Awards has named Hawaii Information Consortium (eHawaii.gov) as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their video piece titled The New Hawaii.gov Website.   With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

In the spring of 2013, eHawaii.gov worked with the Office of Information Management & Technology to redesign the State portal website, Hawaii.gov. The new Hawaii.gov might just be the coolest government website you have ever seen. The touch-first design, Hawaiian themes, dynamic data and enhanced search represent a huge evolutionary step forward in government web sites. There is so much packed into the new portal we decided to make a video to showcase its new features. This Telly Award is the 7th award to be received in honor of Hawaii.gov since it’s release in April 2013.

 

About the Telly Awards

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “Hawaii Information Consortium’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at www.tellyawards.com.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, 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. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact

eHawaii.gov
Russell Castagnaro, 808-695-4615

DBEDT Launches Online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) Survey

HONOLULU — The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) Survey (DBEDT Form 346) at dbedt.hawaii.gov. This online form, to be filed by qualified high technology businesses, was mandated by the Legislature for businesses that want to claim a high tech tax credit.

“By putting the form online, we are giving Hawaii businesses a greater level of convenience and ease,” said DBEDT Director Richard C. Lim. “Electronic submissions reduce paper waste and make data analysis much more efficient.

“This is another sign of the Abercrombie Administration’s transformation of state government—efficiently providing resources and services—which has put Hawaii at the national forefront of making online convenience a priority across all state departments.”

The form was created quickly and within budget for DBEDT, in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, 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. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

Media Contact

  • Russell Castagnaro, 808-695-4615

Access to Thousands of Licenses Now Available on Mobile Devices

New Design Allows Smart Phone and Tablet Users Easier Search Capability

HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) Division has adapted its online database (pvl.ehawaii.gov) of more than 375,000 Hawaii licenses to allow easier access for mobile devices.

Just last year, about 40,000 out of the 500,000 page visits on the PVL license search were conducted with a mobile device.

“With the proliferation of mobile devices, the move to give consumers easy, on-the-go access to information about our licensees makes perfect sense,” DCCA Director Kealii S. Lopez said. “This new user-friendly search tool makes it easier for consumers to quickly check if a potential professional for hire holds a current license in good standing.”

The design elements of this online service follow the new state website template, optimized for touch screen technology and smart phone interfaces by providing larger text, buttons designed with touch response functionality, and custom layouts for screens across multiple devices.

DCCA has been at the forefront in government transformation of mobile web-based applications that keeps services current with today’s technology.

PVL is responsible for 25 professional boards and commissions and 23 licensing programs. In total, the division licenses 48 different professions and vocations.

This service, among many other online state services, was developed in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, 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. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.

Media Contact:

  • Russell Castagnaro, 808-695-4615

Hawaii Launches Mobile Compatible Insurance License Search

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Insurance Division has launched a mobile device-compatible Insurance Licensing Search at https://insurance.ehawaii.gov/hils/. The webpage is redesigned to be mobile-first responsive and accessible to individuals with an Internet browser on their mobile device.

“We are giving Hawaii consumers a greater level of convenience and ease when they conduct research on insurance agents and companies with whom they seek to do business,” said Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “With more people using their mobile devices to conduct business, the new user-friendly design will help the public easily obtain basic information and confirm that their insurance agent and company are licensed in this state.”

The design elements of this online service follow the new state website template optimized last year for touch screen technology and smart phone interfaces. Some of its new features include larger text, buttons designed with touch response functionality, and custom layouts for multiple devices. The optimization was a highly visible sign of the Abercrombie Administration’s transformation of state government – including how it provides resources and services – which has put Hawaii at the national forefront of website design and integration across all state departments.

This service, among many other online state services, was developed in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.

About eHawaii.gov

Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.

About NIC 

NIC Inc. (EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, 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. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at egov.com.