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May 2010
OKLAHOMA'S eGOV NEWS REPORT

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New Features on OK.gov Provide Citizens With More Than 300 Ways to Interact with Oklahoma Government Online

Oklahoma’s official website, OK.gov, has recently been enhanced with two new features, the Oklahoma Media Center and Notification Center. These online services provide Oklahomans with access to Oklahoma government media and alerts in one centralized location at http://www.OK.gov.  

From Amber alerts to a tour of the Will Rogers Museum, Oklahoma’s new Media Center brings more of Oklahoma government online to its citizens. Visitors can get involved in their government by interacting with more than 300 different types of online media and social networking offerings through the Media Center located at http://media.OK.gov.

The Oklahoma Media Center provides access to several types of new media including:

• Audio – House and Senate sessions 
• Alerts & Notifications – Amber alerts, burn ban alerts, escapee alerts 
• Calendars – agency/department calendars, college and university schedules 
• eNewsletters – agency and department online newsletters 
• Podcasts – financial planning help, wildlife (such as Outdoor Oklahoma) 
• Press Releases – state agencies/departments, colleges and universities 
• RSS Feeds – OK.gov news feed, state agencies and departments 
• Video – Tobacco Stops With Me spots, House and Senate media

In addition, the Oklahoma Notification Center, located at http://notifications.OK.gov, provides a single point of entry to sign up for all state agency notifications offered through many state agency websites. Notifications are automatically populated on this site by state agencies that simply select the ‘Post to OK.gov’ option within their Go Gov! Web Management Suite’s System, a content management system that enables government entities to easily maintain their website without the knowledge of programming languages.

“OK.gov has always strived to provide Oklahoma citizens and businesses with one location in which to locate government information,” said Mark Mitchell, General Manager of OK.gov. “We encourage all Oklahomans to learn about their government using this new technology offering on the portal.“

State agencies are encouraged to provide their media and notification information through these two new areas on the portal if they are not already. State agencies can request access to posting by visiting the Media and Notification Centers and contacting the OK.gov marketing staff.

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Securely Renew or Apply for Your Oklahoma Professional License Online

The license renewal and registration period for many Oklahoma professionals is currently open. From accountants to veterinarians, online licensing services are available for a variety of professions in Oklahoma - reducing paper consumption amongst state agencies by nearly 738,000 sheets of paper. Professionals can access http://Licensing.OK.gov to see if their licensing body offers online renewals and registrations.

Conducting transactions online provides the following benefits:

• Enables licensees to easily renew or apply online at the comfort of your own home

• Provides enhanced security through credit card or electronic check payments

• 24-hour access for added convenience

In 2009, more than 83,800 professional license renewals/registrations were processed online through OK.gov's secure payment engine. Depending on the state agencies offering the online service, licensees have the option of paying for their license with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and EFT payments. The payments are processed through a secure payment engine that abides by rigorous policies and procedures to ensure that their payments are safe, private, and secure.

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Families of Fallen Oklahoma Police Officers Supported with Ride4Cops Motorcycle Ride to Every State Capitol

NIC, Chief Executive Officer Harry Herington, Oklahoma Interactive and local C.O.P.S chapter team up to raise awareness in Oklahoma on June 4th

Each year, approximately 150 police officers nationwide are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer of NIC Inc., is riding across the country to raise money for the National C.O.P.S. program through Ride4Cops (www.ride4cops.com). The mission of Ride4Cops is to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and the sacrifices made by the families of fallen officers.

On Friday, June 4th at 2:00pm on the south plaza steps of the Oklahoma state capitol, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Kevin Ward, President of Oklahoma Concerns of Police Survivors (OKCOPS), Carol Botts, other OKCOPS members, Oklahoma Law Enforcement, family members of fallen officers, employees from Oklahoma Interactive, LLC (OK.gov) and parent company NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) will demonstrate their united support for the Oklahoma C.O.P.S. chapter by making a stop at the state capitol and participating in the Ride4Cops program. A motorcycle ride will then proceed at approximately 3:00pm to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial located on the west grounds of the DPS Headquarters, 3600 M. L. King Avenue in Oklahoma City.

Supporting the needs of the families left behind is the core mission of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a national not-for-profit organization.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity that NIC’s Harry Herington has provided for our chapter and the families who benefit from our services“, said Carol Botts, OKCOPS President. “We appreciate any assistance that allows us to help rebuild a family’s life after the tragic losses they endure when any one of our great heroes is killed in the line of duty. The public can find ways to donate to C.O.P.S. through our local chapter website at http://www.okcops.org.”

Ride4COPS has committed to raising more than $125,000 during the next three years for C.O.P.S. Herington, a former police officer, intends to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle to every capitol across the country to raise awareness and generate contributions for C.O.P.S. and other local organizations that support families of fallen law enforcement officers.  

People can track the progress of the Ride4Cops program at www.ride4cops.com. At the site, supporters of the ride can:

• Find Harry through use of GPS tracking on his motorcycle 
• Follow Harry’s three-year journey through Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds and more 
• Find out more about C.O.P.S. and how to donate to the organization 
• Law enforcement officers can upload photos of their motorcycles, and individuals can upload photos of their motorcycles if they include an officer in the photo

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What's Inside


Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
salute_orec.jpg“The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission licenses and regulates real estate brokerages and their affiliated sales and broker associates.  We provide continuing education to remote areas of the state; we administer a Recovery Fund that reimburses a consumer that has been harmed by a licensee who has violated the Code; and we randomly audit brokerage trust accounts on a routine basis..."    more

- Anne M. Woody,
Executive Director

Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Milke Trails Conservation Commission"The Oklahoma Conservation Commission, in collaboration with the state’s local conservation districts and other partners, works to conserve renewable natural resources in Oklahoma. Using voluntary, cooperative programs we work with land owners and managers to accomplish soil and water conservation, conservation planning..." more

- Mike Thrails,
Director
 


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How Do I Learn More About Boating Safety in Oklahoma?

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How Do I Find Low-Cost Ways to Liven Up My Summer in Oklahoma?

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Monday, July 5
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OkieTales
June 2, 2010 - July 28, 2010
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Ride4Cops
June 4, 2010 
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Awareness and Fundraiser Walk to End Child Hunger 
June 6, 2010
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