Oklahoma IT modernization effort featured in national publication

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Oklahoma’s modernization reform efforts have drawn national attention following the publication of a cover story about the consolidation of Oklahoma’s information technology infrastructure in the just released winter edition of Public CIO magazine. The story describes the cooperation between Oklahoma’s legislative and executive branch officials to put into effect the state’s plan to breakdown interagency turf wars and realize substantial savings through a consolidation of IT resources. State officials believe the effort already saves approximately $40 million annually.

State Represenative Jason Murphey

State Represenative Jason Murphey

Detailed in the article are the multi-year efforts dating back to 2008 of state Reps. David Derby (R-Owasso) and Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) to create and pass the IT consolidation policy. It highlights the political barriers that had to be overcome, the emergence and evolution of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Government Modernization Committee, the impact of that committee on state policy, and the leadership provided by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit.

Public CIO is produced by e.Republic, the nation’s leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on state and local government and education.

To view the winter issue of Public CIO and the complete story about the Oklahoma consolidation visit http://hd31.org/429.


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