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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release 
Contact:
 
Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov

Nearly 60,000 Oklahoma Professionals Conduct Licensing Services Online at http://Licensing.OK.gov

Oklahoma City – August 18, 2009 – Oklahoma physicians, nurses, real estate agents, and home inspectors are just a few of the more than 120 types of professional licensing services available online at http://Licensing.OK.gov. During the first seven months of 2009, nearly 60,000 professionals applied for or renewed their license(s) online, representing an increase of 26 percent from 2008.

"The increase in online adoption is proof that we are responding appropriately to requests for streamlined access to government services," said Mark Mitchell, General Manager of OK.gov. "In the upcoming year, we plan to add many more state agencies to our list of online professional licensures."

Since January 2007, online licensing services participating in the ‘Go Green Oklahoma’ study have reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 550,000 sheets of paper. ‘Go Green Oklahoma’ is a study available at http://GoGreen.OK.gov showcasing how Oklahoma eGovernment is helping to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing paper consumption and citizen travel to government facilities.

About OK.gov 
OK.gov (http://OK.gov) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC 
NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.  The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country.  NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://nicusa.com.    

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