President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 11, 2009
Senator Glenn Coffee
OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY, CHIEF INFORMATION
PASS SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TODAY
First Step Toward Bringing Greater Efficiency to
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed two bills
which are part of the Senate Republican legislative agenda today.
SB646 and SB980, which would form the state Office of Accountability
and Innovation; and a state Chief Information Officer respectively,
are authored by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee.
“When passed and signed into law, these two
new offices will greatly enhance the efficiency of state government,”
The Office of Accountability will, as it has successfully
in other states, be charged with performance audits of state agencies
and boards, and offering recommendations in how to more efficiently
conduct the business of the state, and to bring more innovative
practices and technologies to government. The office would more
than pay for itself in savings to the state,” he continued.
“The Chief Information Officer will get our
state agencies and departments speaking in one language technologically.
“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 taking these bills to the
Senate floor and on to the House and ultimately seeing them signed
into law by Governor Henry,” Coffee concluded.
For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee's Office: 405-521-5636