President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2009
Sen. Glenn Coffee
SENATE PASSES NEW OFFICE ON INFORMATION SERVICES
Brings Greater Efficiency, Cost Savings to State
The State Senate approved HB 1704, forming a centralized
state information technology office, bringing efficiency and cost
savings to Oklahoma government. Mirroring SB 980 previously passed
by the Senate and authored by President Pro Tem Glenn
Coffee, this legislation will move Oklahoma toward a more
efficient and effective government. HB 1704 provides for a state
Office of Information Services (OIS), overseeing and consolidating
state information technology services under one roof.
“We’re moving Oklahoma into the 21st
century technologically with this legislation,” said Coffee.
“This new office will greatly enhance the efficiency of
“The OIS will centralize the state’s
information systems, information technology and all financial
and management information services,” Coffee said. “Significant
savings from the elimination of redundancies and the economies
of scale will be realized by the creation of this office.
“For too long, state government has had multiple
techno-kingdoms that cost us in real dollars and lost productivity,”
Coffee added. “The CIO will provide a major step toward
moving our state forward.”
“I look forward to the governor signing this
bill and realizing better service and greater savings to the taxpayers
of Oklahoma,” Coffee concluded.
For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee's Office: 405-521-5636