Iowa Interactive Proposed 2005 Projects Introduction In order to enhance Iowa's position in the area of digital government it is essential to do three things. One, enhance services and adoption to put Iowa on a level playing field with other states in this area. Two, show enhanced cooperation and collaboration in providing services through the state system. Three, increase reputation and evaluation through the innovation which assists the State as a technology enactor. In order to provide this kind of enhancement, the following applications and areas have been identified to assist the State for the next calendar year. In the area of Business and Economic Development, the following applications could be provided: Business tax system A Business form database accompanied by a Portfolio service for businesses to get their forms more easily. Professional Licensure by Financial institutions Business Permits and Reporting Business Locater Enhance Business Portal services In the area of Education, we would propose the following: Lifelong Learning Applications An Collaborative Education Portal In the area of Agriculture & Natural Resources, the applications which would be proposed: An agriculture project like pesticide registration, weights & measures permitting or checkoff collection Campground Reservation Licensed Entities Searches Soil conservation Forms Consumer Protection Checks In the area of Health & Human Services, it would be beneficial to start with the following applications: Professional Licensure Licensed entities searches Vital Statistics Facilities Creditation lookups Family Services grants database Adoption Services Applications In the area of Transportation, we would like to propose the following: Specialty Plate orders A miscellaneous Transportation Project A traffic flow application for Des Moines area Overweight Truck permits A Trucking Portal In the area of Public Safety, we believe that the following applications would provide value: Consumer Fraud notification system Fire Marshal permitting A miscellaneous applications Criminal History Checks In the area of Citizen Services, we would propose providing the following applications: Live Help A change of Address Services Digital Democracy portal In the area of Government Services, applications that will be proposed: Federal Surplus Auction Administrative Rules Projects Digital Certification projects Grant Management System Conference Registration System It is our belief that these applications will assist in accomplishing the three goals which are required for Iowa's digital government services. By working with these areas, and with implementation and adoption, most of the applications mentioned will enhance its status. In particular, licensing, drivers services, and basic business services will be tremendously helpful toward leveling the playing field. It will be important to also show great collaboration and cooperation. The business portal, digital democracy portal and education portal will help establish the cooperation which can occur. There is also an opportunity to work with local governments on an increased level further enhancing the collaboration area. Innovation will be highlighted by the campground reservation application, the grant management system, the change of address service, and the business locater application. Several other applications can be used to highlight the abilities of the portal and the state. In Summary It is our belief that these applications, being implemented in the next year, will assist in enhancing the reputation and status of Iowa in the digital government field. It will enhance credibility and improve reputation as a technology enactor and innovator.