Wednesday, March 4, 2009


First Step Toward Bringing Greater Efficiency to State Government

The State Senate approved one of President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee’s government reform measures today, moving Oklahoma toward a more efficient and effective government. SB 980 provides for a state Chief Information Officer, overseeing and consolidating state information technology services under one roof.

“I’m very excited about this very common sense reform passing the Senate today,” said Coffee. “This new office will greatly enhance the efficiency of state government.”

“The Chief Information Officer will get our state agencies and departments speaking in one language technologically,” he continued. “For too long, state government has had multiple techno-kingdoms that cost us in real dollars and lost productivity,” Coffee added. “The CIO will be a giant step toward moving our state further into the 21st century.”

“I look forward to seeing this bill move through the House and on to the Governor’s desk, and leading our state into greater efficiency -- and ultimately, better service and greater savings to the taxpayers of Oklahoma,” Coffee concluded.

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