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Wyoming and Google Team Up to Improve Government Services

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4/16/2014

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

April 16, 2014

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is excited to announce that the State of Wyoming is joining Google and the State of Colorado to bring together computer programmers who will develop creative solutions for problems faced by Wyoming and Colorado state agencies. The event is open to developers who will compete for 24 hours and can win prizes from Google.

In 2011, Wyoming became the first state in the country to move state employees to Google Apps for Government, which includes email. This reduced costs for the State, put all employees on a single email platform and created more opportunities for collaboration.

“I am proud that Wyoming is looking for innovative ways to develop new technologies and build new tools that will benefit the public. Google has been a good partner for our state and this is another example of the unique relationship we have with them,” Governor Mead said. “I am eager to see what comes of the challenge - this approach has never been taken before.”

The specific issues Wyoming is seeking help with will be announced at the event, which takes place May 17-18 in Denver. More information is available here.

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