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Flood Ready Vermont Website Marks an eGovernment Milestone

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Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont, announced this week the launch of their 80th no-cost website for the state: www.floodready.vermont.gov. A joint effort between VIC, the state’s Agency of Natural Resources, and the Department of Innovation and Information, the website is hosted in VIC’s content management system, which also hosts 79 other state government websites, including those for the Departments of Motor Vehicles, Human Resources, Children & Families, and the Governor.

“We are excited about the launch of this valuable public service website and reaching the important milestone of 80 government websites launched through our partnership with the state,” said Jamie Gage, general manager of VIC. “Our goal is to continue to work together with our partners to make government more accessible and efficient for everyone.”

Built at no cost to the agency through VIC’s unique self-funded model, the Flood Ready site provides one central online resource for flood-related information, and guidance on what to do to better prepare for natural disasters. Ever since Hurricane Irene in 2011, town officials all over the state have worked with state government leaders to increase the resilience of their communities, and the new website is the culmination of that work. On the site, Vermonters will also find tips for developing in safe places, watershed protection and emergency guidance, comprehensive maps, reporting tools, and funding resources tailored to Vermont town officials.

“The new website is a treasure trove of information for Vermont communities, showing how they can get a handle on their risks and find funding to do good mitigation projects,” said David Mears, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. “It also features stories from communities that are protecting their floodplains, because they know that protecting those natural assets is by far the most inexpensive and effective way to manage their risks.”

For more information please contact Jamie Gage at (802) 229-4171 or Ned Swanberg at (802) 490-6160.

About Vermont.gov

Vermont.gov (http://www.Vermont.gov) is the official Web portal of the State of Vermont. Vermont.gov is managed through a public-private partnership between the State of Vermont and Vermont Information Consortium, the Montpelier-based official eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont. The company has developed and manages over 150 interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) .

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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