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NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, congratulates NIC innovator Dan Chapman for being selected as one of 18 individuals from across the United States to serve on the Presidential Innovation Fellows program in Washington, D.C. Participants were announced today by United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park during a White House press event. The goal of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is to bring together top innovators from outside government to work with top innovators inside government to create real and substantial changes that will in a very short time frame benefit the American people, save taxpayers money, and help create new jobs. The program was announced on May 23, 2012, resulting in more than 700 individuals applying to participate.

Of the five projects included as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, Chapman will serve on the MyGov project designed to create a rapid prototype of a streamlined online system that citizens will be able to use to easily access the information and services that are right for them from across the federal government. During the next six months, Chapman will be taking a leave of absence from NIC and serving his country by being dedicated solely to the fellows program.

“This is an incredible honor for Dan to be selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “For the past eight years he has focused on making government accessible and efficient for Rhode Islanders by placing government information and services online. I know he will use this expertise and be an excellent contributor to the fellows program.”

Since joining NIC in 2004, Dan Chapman has served as the lead creative force for NIC’s Rhode Island team that manages the state of Rhode Island’s official website and online government services at http://www.RI.gov. In his eight years with the Company he has created more than 50 agency and municipal websites, shaping the design and user experience for RI.gov and all associated services. Dan has also spoken on a state and national level about Web 2.0 and social media use by government at the Rhode Island Department of Information and Office Library and Information Services, the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, the international conference of Government Management Information Services, the Portal Design Roundtable for the eGovernment Leadership Program, and the “Mobile is More than Just a Miniature Website” at the Secure Enterprise Mobility Conference in Washington, D.C.

About NIC

NIC is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, 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. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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