NIC Employee Selected for Second Round ofPresidential Innovation Fellows Program
White House announces Hillary Hartley to serve on the MyUSA fellowship team
OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, congratulates NIC innovator Hillary Hartley for being selected as one of 43 individuals from across the United States to serve in the second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program in Washington, D.C. Participants were announced today by United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park at WhiteHouse.gov. The second round of participants extends and expands the original Presidential Innovation Fellows program that brought 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.
In addition to the four original initiatives of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, Round 2 will include five new projects: Disaster Response and Recovery, Cyber-Physical Systems, 21st Century Financial Systems, Innovation Toolkit, and Development Innovation Ventures. Hartley will serve on the MyUSA project designed to create tools and services to enable a unified experience across the websites of the federal government. During the next six months, Hartley will be taking a leave of absence from NIC and serving her country by being dedicated solely to the fellows program.
"We are very proud to have another NIC employee selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow," said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. "Hillary's entrepreneurial spirit has contributed significantly to the increase in citizen engagement within our partner states, and I know her expertise will be very valuable for this program."
Since joining Arkansas.gov in 1997, Hillary Hartley has served in several roles at NIC. In her most recent role as Director of Integrated Marketing, Hillary helped NIC's portals embrace new technology and concepts for a 21st century government. She speaks at events across the country, educating and evangelizing "government 2.0" and social networking best practices for government.
In August 2012, NIC employee, Dan Chapman, was selected to participate in the inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Chapman served in D.C. for six months working on the initial MyUSA prototype.
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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