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For Immediate Release

Mark Mitchell, OK.gov
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Ron Jenkins, Office of State Finance PIO

New Website Serves as Single Source for State IT Information
Site includes state web standards plus laws related to IT

OKLAHOMA CITY – May 8, 2012 – The State of Oklahoma’s information technology (IT) policies and resources, from web standards to the official IT Modernization Study, are now available on state Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit’s new website (http://www.cio.ok.gov).

In his cabinet-level position, Pettit manages the Information Services Division of the Office of State Finance and is Chief Information Officer for all state agencies.

Pettit manages statewide efforts to procure computer hardware and software and heads up the effort to define a consistent design across approximately 120 state agency websites. The CIO’s new website informs the public and state employees on these matters, and includes the state’s use of social media, as well as current IT solicitations. The site also provides state agency employees with a self-service help desk to resolve less complex technology issues quickly.

“As technology changes at an ever increasing pace, the state’s IT needs continue to evolve and expand,” said Secretary Pettit. “I am pleased that this new site can serve as a complete resource, providing assistance on a day-to-day basis for state agencies while giving the public an overview of the state’s technology laws and future roadmap.”

The new website was built using OK.gov’s GoGov! Web Management Suite, allowing for easy and quick web development and maintenance, while utilizing a standard state agency web template. The CIO website and services result from a partnership between the Office of State Finance and OK.gov. More information about the new site can be found at http://www.cio.ok.gov.

About CIO Alex Pettit
CIO Pettit has jurisdictional responsibility related to information and telecommunications systems of all Oklahoma agencies, as provided under the Oklahoma Information Services Act. CIO Pettit was re-appointed Oklahoma's State Chief Information Officer by Gov. Mary Fallin in January 2011. Gov. Brad Henry appointed him as Oklahoma’s first State CIO in April 2010. For more information regarding the CIO, please visit www.cio.ok.gov.

About OK.gov
OK.gov is the Official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) 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 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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