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March 2011

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State of Oklahoma Announces Launch of OK.gov Twitter

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OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website, announced today the creation of an account on the popular social media platform Twitter at http://twitter.com/okgov. Through Twitter, OK.gov will be able to quickly and efficiently notify the public regarding state agency news, Oklahoma government online services, and information affecting Oklahoma citizens during weather related events.

“This is a great opportunity to allow the public to be connected to information regarding Oklahoma government and news from our state agencies,” says Alex Pettit, State Chief Information Officer.  “This form of technology allows people to become informed conveniently and in a timely manner.”

The announcement of an OK.gov Twitter account comes after the announcement that Oklahoma state and local government entities can now use the social media website Facebook. OK.gov plans to open a Facebook account in the near future.

“These two social media platforms provide Oklahomans an opportunity to keep up with developments in state government as the administration of Gov. Mary Fallin pursues a policy of transparency in government on many levels,” said Preston Doerflinger, director of the OSF and secretary of finance.

To follow OK.gov’s Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/okgov and select the “Follow” button. Once following, citizens will receive real-time access to tweets regarding state agency news and Oklahoma government.

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Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence Launches New Website

Information about Oklahoma’s impaired / intoxicated driver evidential breath / blood testing program and Oklahoma’s ignition interlock program just became easier to access with the launch of the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence (BOT) new website at http://bot.ok.gov. The new website allows the agency to post announcements quickly, keeping Oklahomans informed and increasing transparency of information.

“Our new site helps us reach out to the public whenever needed,” said Robert Blakeburn, State Director of Tests. “For instance, we now have the ability to publish new information to the public on a moments notice, something we didn’t have the convenience of doing until now. We can also gather information from the public and allow them to request information from us through an online form for Open Record Requests.”  

The new site, built through OK.gov’s Go Gov! Web Management Suite, allows BOT staff to easily build and maintain a website without the knowledge of programming languages. Go Gov! is an online product that is similar to using a combination of an Internet browser and a word processor. The system utilizes the new state agency template, which provides a common look for all Oklahoma’s agency websites. This allows website visitors to feel secure that they are visiting an official Oklahoma government website.  

The new website will serve as a gateway to the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence’s existing and future online licensing services. The website and online licensing services are products of a partnership between the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official website.

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Strong & Healthy Oklahoma Showcases Healthy Programs at HealthyPrograms.OK.gov

Search for Programs and Resources Available in your Community

In 2010, Strong & Healthy Oklahoma, a division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), conducted a 12-question survey to capture current physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco programs/resources across the state. The collected information is now available online through an Online Resource Inventory at http://HealthyPrograms.OK.gov.

“The information provided in this resource inventory will help the public find health programs in their community,” said Landon Norton, OSDH Nutrition Coordinator. “The information provided in this resource inventory will provide creative ways for individuals and local communities to join in the effort to make Oklahomans healthier. Also, it will support the goals of the Strong & Healthy Oklahoma, the Get Fit Eat Smart OK State Plan, and the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, which are designed as guides to encourage healthy behavior changes,” Norton said.

The public and interested health partners may search for programs and resources available in the community or look for program examples through the Online Resource Inventory. Types of programs include, but are not limited to, school, afterschool, or childcare-based programs, worksite-based wellness programs, community-based programs focusing on physical activity and/or nutrition.

Strong & Healthy Oklahoma will continually update the program database as new information becomes available to ensure the best possible representation of health programs in the state of Oklahoma. Those interested in adding their program to the Online Resource Inventory may do so by filling out the survey available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SHOresourceinventory

The Online Resource Inventory is a product of a partnership between Strong & Healthy Oklahoma and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website.

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How Do I Sign up for Governor Mary Fallin's email notifications?

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How Do I File My Business Taxes Online?

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Monday, May 30, 2011
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About OK.gov

OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

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