to an Email Address Near You: @ky.gov
addresses for those who work for the Commonwealth of Kentucky
will be getting shorter and easier to remember in the future.
Starting this month, state agencies will transition their staff
from @mail.state.ky.us to @ky.gov. The new email
extension was recently adopted as an enterprise standard by the
states Enterprise Architecture and Standards Committee.
One of the goals of adopting the new standard is to develop a
more consistent, recognizable, and predictable e-mail address
for the Commonwealth. According to language in the standard, "Consistent
naming conventions are important for ease of discovery and recognition
by citizens seeking information and electronic services on the
Internet. A simple, similar, and recognizable Internet e-mail
address is important to promote a common look and feel for state
agencies have already begun migrating to the new standard in a
pilot phase with complete migration to @ky.gov anticipated
by the end of March, 2004. According to Doug Robinson from the
Governor's Office for Technology, "There are many examples
of how the Commonwealth is moving to a statewide view of government,
from the new state Website, http://kentucky.gov,
to policies in place to help streamline IT purchases by agencies.
This email standard is another step along the road in making state
government more efficient and more memorable for citizens."
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