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State IT Initiative Gains National Recognition

Friday, October 18, 2019

John Budd

J. Kevin Stitt


For Immediate Release

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has announced the State IT Recognition Awards finalists of 30 information technology initiatives in 10 categories. Oklahoma made the list for its videoconferencing solution reducing time and cost for citizens and the Department of Human Services.

“The NASCIO Awards showcase state government technology initiatives that exemplify innovation and best practices, support public policy goals and provide cost-effective services to citizens,” said Bo Reese, Oklahoma chief information officer. “It is an honor to be recognized on a national scale for our progress with digital modernization.”

The Oklahoma DHS videoconferencing solution benefits statewide training, meetings and administrative court hearings by permitting DHS staff, Oklahoma judges and Oklahoma citizens to participate remotely from a PC or mobile phone from any location.

“I’m proud of the DHS team for updating its services and I appreciate the collaboration between DHS and OMES to make this possible,” said OMES Deputy Director Steven Harpe. “Nearly one-third of all Oklahomans receive DHS services and increasing DHS employees’ time to dedicate to Oklahoma citizens is immeasurable.”

Detailed information on best practices, the Oklahoma project and the other 30 finalists is shared with all NASCIO members and the public at

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