It all began in 1992 with a small group of Kansas entrepreneurs who had a vision of transmitting government data electronically and making government more accessible to the people of their state.

Today, that vision has grown into a national reality of thousands of digital government services, and billions of dollars processed annually on behalf of 5,500 federal, state, and local government agency partners.

 

Timeline

1992-2000

eGov Beginnings

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2001-2010

eGov Growth: Coast to Coast

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2011-Present

Harnessing the Latest Technology

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eGov Beginnings

  • eGov Beginnings

    • 1992

      Kansas Information Consortium is established and signs an exclusive contract to provide Telnet access to the State of Kansas. The state’s portal is financed through a transaction-based model.
    • 1995

      The states of Indiana and Nebraska sign transaction-based portal management contracts with company subsidiaries.

      Kansas introduces Internet-based public access to government information following the launch of the first state of Kansas website.
    • 1997

      Iowa, Virginia, Arkansas, and Indianapolis & Marion County (IN) sign transaction-based portal management contracts with company subsidiaries.
    • 1998

      The Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Virginia, and Arkansas subsidiaries are consolidated into one company – National Information Consortium.
    • 1999

      Former California Governor Pete Wilson and former Washington Governor Daniel Evans join NIC’s board of directors.

      NIC becomes the first digital government provider to go public (NASDAQ: EGOV).

      Idaho, Maine, Utah, and Hawaii sign transaction-based portal management contracts.
    • 2000

      Tennessee and Montana sign transaction-based portal management contracts.

      Federal Election Commission signs development and maintenance contract for a campaign finance disclosure system.

eGov Growth: Coast to Coast

  • eGov Growth: Coast to Coast

    • 2001

      Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Alabama sign transaction-based portal management contracts.

      Michigan Secretary of State signs development and maintenance contract for a campaign finance disclosure system.
    • 2002

      National Information Consortium officially changes name to NIC Inc.
    • 2003

      Kentucky signs a transaction-based portal management contract.
    • 2004

      Financial services executive Art Burtscher joins NIC’s board of directors.
    • 2005

      South Carolina and Colorado sign transaction-based portal management contracts.
    • 2006

      Vermont signs a transaction-based portal management contract. NIC then-president Harry Herington joins NIC’s board of directors.
    • 2007

      Alexander Kemper joins NIC’s board of directors.

      Arizona signs a portal development and maintenance contract.

      West Virginia signs a transaction-based portal management contract.
    • 2008

      Harry Herington becomes Chairman and CEO.
    • 2009

      William Lyons joins NIC’s board of directors.

      Texas signs a transaction-based portal management contract.

      U.S. Department of Transportation signs a transaction-based portal management contract for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program.
    • 2010

      Arkansas becomes the first state government to introduce secure mobile payments for government.

Harnessing the Latest Technology

  • Harnessing the Latest Technology

    • 2011

      Forbes ranks NIC #20 on its list of the “100 Best Small Companies in America.”

      Mississippi, Delaware, Oregon, and Maryland sign transaction-based portal management contracts.

      Former de facto federal CIO, Karen S. Evans and former Oklahoma Governor C. Brad Henry join NIC’s board of directors.
    • 2012

      Forbes ranks NIC #20 on its list of the “25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies in America.”

      Pennsylvania signs a transaction-based portal management contract.

      NIC is added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

      NIC CEO Harry Herington wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology in the Central Midwest Region.
    • 2013

      Wisconsin signs a transaction-based portal management contract.

      Forbes ranks NIC #11 on its list of the “100 Best Small Companies in America.”
    • 2014

      Connecticut signs a transaction-based portal management contract.
    • 2015

      Maryland and Arkansas launch first government apps for Apple Watch.

      Arkansas launches Gov2Go, the first personal government assistant.

      NIC regulates medical marijuana in Hawaii and Maine, and recreational marijuana in Oregon.

      Raji Arasu, then Senior Vice President CTO-DEV, of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), joins NIC's board of directors.
    • 2016

      NIC partners with National Park Service to launch digital park pass pilot program, YourPassNow.

      Utah and Mississippi launch first state government skills for Amazon Echo.

      Louisiana begins pilot program with Department of Public Safety.
    • 2017

      NIC celebrates 25 years as the nation's premier digital government services provider.

      Illinois signs contract for enterprise-wide licensing and permitting platform.

      Mississippi launches the state's first chatbot, Missi.

      YourPassNow expands to the U.S. Forest Service.