ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading cloud-based digital communication solution for government, has acquired NuCivic, the award-winning company with open source and cloud-based solutions built on Drupal for government, the companies announced today. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Drupal is widely-adopted by international, federal, state and local governments, including many GovDelivery clients. NuCivic's Drupal-based product and integration expertise will allow GovDelivery to expand its services to meet broader needs of government innovators. NuCivic clients and the Drupal community within government will benefit from accelerated investment in building and enhancing productized solutions purpose built for government on the Drupal platform.
NuCivic will maintain its brand and leadership moving forward as part of GovDelivery. The NuCivic team will continue to grow working under the leadership of NuCivic's co-founders, Andrew Hoppin and Sheldon Rampton, who have championed the use of Drupal as a technology platform across government.
"As a former government CIO, I know firsthand the challenges of applying sustainable technology innovation to government's most pressing problems," Andrew Hoppin, CEO and co-founder of NuCivic, said. "GovDelivery's cloud-based technology supports every Federal department and all 50 states in the U.S. as well as many organizations in Europe. Joining forces allows us to support the tidal wave of demand in government for open source applications while tapping into GovDelivery's unique ability to allow government to reach more people and get those people to engage and take action."
"I have watched Andrew, Sheldon, and the NuCivic team deliver world-class solutions to government for several years. We chose NuCivic as a partner in building our own Drupal modules. Their work is excellent and their vision aligns with our mission to help government make life better for more people," Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder of GovDelivery, said. "We are pleased to bring them on to our leadership team and see a future where solutions that are enterprise class, Drupal-based, and cloud-hosted connect with GovDelivery's industry-leading communication platform to bring great value to government and the public."
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with more people and to get those people to act. As the number one referrer of traffic to hundreds of government websites, including IRS.gov, SBA.gov, FEMA.gov, IN.gov, and BART.gov, GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications. With more than 1,000 public sector organizations, from the cities of Louisville, KY and Baltimore, MD to GOV.UK to the European Parliament, using GovDelivery to deliver messages to more than 70 million people around the world, GovDelivery helps clients meet mission and program goals, resulting in safer communities, happier commuters, healthier families, and better government. GovDelivery is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company. Visit www.govdelivery.com or follow @govdelivery on Twitter.
NuCivic offers a suite of open source information management solutions built on the widely-used Drupal platform to help governments host and manage outreach, community building, open data, and hackathon capabilities. These solutions can be integrated seamlessly with the GovDelivery Communications Cloud to promote ongoing use and engagement with these solutions. Visit www.nucivic.com or follow @getnucivic on Twitter.
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