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NEWS RELEASE 
For Immediate Release 
Contact:

J. Robert Blakeburn, 
State Director of Tests 
405.425.2256 
jblakebu@dps.state.ok.us

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov

Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence Launches New Website

OKLAHOMA CITY – March 11, 2011 – Information about Oklahoma’s driving breath alcohol and ignition interlock devices just became easier to access with the launch of the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence (BOT) is proud to announce the launch of their new website at http://bot.ok.gov. The new website allows the agency to post announcements quickly, keeping Oklahomans informed and increasing transparency of information.

“Our new site helps us reach out to the public whenever needed,” said Robert Blakeburn, State Director of Tests. “For instance, we now have the ability to publish new information to the public on a moments notice, something we didn’t have the convenience of doing until now. We can also gather information from the public and allow them to request information from us through an online form for Open Record Requests.”

The new site, built through OK.gov’s Go Gov! Web Management Suite, allows BOT staff to easily build and maintain a website without the knowledge of programming languages. Go Gov! is an online product that is similar to using a combination of an Internet browser and a word processor. The system utilizes the new state agency template, which provides a common look for all Oklahoma’s agency websites. This allows website visitors to feel secure that they are visiting an official Oklahoma government website.

The new website follows the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence’s recent launch of two new online licensing services. Both systems allow BOT to regulate law enforcement officers and ignition interlock service centers through an online process versus the traditional paper processes.

The website and online licensing services are products of a partnership between the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official website.

About the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence
The mission of the Board of Tests is to enhance public safety through the administration and regulation of the impaired driving breath alcohol and blood testing programs in the state of Oklahoma. For more information, please visit http://bot.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 (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of government Web sites, 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 NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States.  Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.
 

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