9-5-13 8:00 AM EDT | Email Article

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, congratulates four of its state partners for being ranked among the Top 5 best state government websites in the country. The rankings were announced by the Center for Digital Government as part of its annual “Best of the Web” competition.

For the first time in the state’s history, Tennessee took top honors, ranking as the best state government website in the country. The official state website, http://www.TN.gov, now includes a modular design that resembles the experience of a mobile application, and supports on-the-spot interactivity with embedded news and videos. TN.gov has ranked in the Top 10 of the Best of the Web competition eight times since partnering with NIC in 2000.

Utah placed second in Best of the Web this year, with South Carolina and Maine in fourth and fifth places, respectively. This is the first time that South Carolina has ranked among the top state websites in the country. NIC partners Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Texas were recognized as finalists.

“Congratulations to our partners whose portals ranked among the ‘Best of the Web’,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Every day we work with our partners to develop eGovernment services that enable citizens and businesses to conduct business with government securely and efficiently. A well-designed and user-friendly portal is an important access point to those eGovernment services.”

The Center for Digital Government is an international research and advisory institute on the use of information technology in government. The “Best of the Web” Awards will be presented September 13, 2013 in San Francisco.

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.

NIC Inc.
Angela Davied, 913-754-7054
Director of Corporate Communications
adavied@egov.com

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