Govolution goes after local market
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Sep 04, 2000
Govolution, an application service provider that specializes in online transaction
services for government, has formed an advisory board that includes public-
and private-sector heavyweights.
With many federal clients onboard, Govolution is hoping the new advisory
board, announced in August, will help the company branch out into the state
and local government arenas, said Jonathan Prince, Govolution's chairman
and chief executive officer.
Julian Bond, chairman of the board of directors of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People, and William Kristol, editor and publisher
of the Weekly Standard, will lead the advisory board. Members include:
* James Rubin, former assistant secretary and spokesperson for the State
* Emanuel Cleaver, former mayor of Kansas City, Mo.
* William O'Farrell, chief executive officer of OpenAir.com Inc. and
chairman of SpeechWorks International.
Govolution integrates its RapidRelay technology into existing government
Web sites to provide citizens and businesses with online payment capabilities
for items such as building permits, business licenses, property taxes and
The ASP system is financed via license fees and exceeds standards set
by the Treasury Department for security, privacy and reliability, Prince
The Washington, D.C.-based company's federal clients include the departments
of Education, Defense, Justice and Interior, the U.S. Census Bureau and
the Federal Communications Commission.