Three RKV associates were honored today at the State of Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri, for their work on the Missouri Accountability Portal (MapYourTaxes.mo.gov). State CIO, Dan Ross, and Office of Administration Commissioner, Larry Schepker, recognized Bob Myers, Patty Kersten and Arabi Alshaar for their participation on the team that won the Best MIS and IT Team Category at the 2008 American Business Awards.

Governor Matt Blunt believes that all Missourians have a right to know where their money goes and how state government is spending their tax dollars. His administration is committed to making state government more transparent and accountable with initiatives like the Missouri Accountability Portal. RKV Technologies is pleased that we were selected to help bring to reality Governor Blunt’s vision for an Internet site that allows Missourians to map their tax dollars. We realize that our partnership with the Applications and Data Management Section of the Information Technology Services Division and the great working relationship with the team was key to the success of this project. According to Bob Myers, President and CEO for RKV Technologies, the team effort by State staff and our consultants, and the OA Executive Management support are what made this project a huge success.

The MAP site is updated at the close of each business day to provide up-to-date access to information about state spending. You can search the MAP site to:

Gain information about state expenditures – searches can be done by budget category, vendor, contract or state agency
See what tax credits have given to Missouri businesses – searches can be done by Tax Credit Category, Legislative District, or Business
View real time information on state employee salaries
The American Business Awards are the only national, all–encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

If interested in learning more about the technical architecture of this system or if you need assistance in developing a solution for your state, please contact Lucy Watts at lucy.watts@rkvtechnologies.com.