Oklahoma CISO says pandemic accelerated zero-trust implementation
Matt Singleton told StateScoop his office, which is still 98% remote, has implemented 38 "significant" cybersecurity initiatives over the past 18 months.
How states are using data to manage cybersecurity risk
States are increasingly using data to improve how they address their biggest problems, including their biggest problem: managing cybersecurity risk.
Oklahoma's new secondary data center can withstand a major tornado
The new data center, located across state lines in a Dallas suburb, is designed to survive tornadoes as fast as 165 mph, officials said.
New software helps government fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
New software from Granicus helps state and local agencies measure the efficacy of digital campaigns that encourage residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Despite old mainframe, Oklahoma's unemployment system holding up
Oklahoma officials said they didn't have time to replace the 1980s-era mainframe that its unemployment system relies on, but they were able to layer in cloud-based software to streamline claims approvals.
Oklahoma prisons launch tool for tracking inmates' COVID-19 cases
The state's Department of Corrections this week launched an app developed by Microsoft that allows prison facilities to share and view COVID-19 testing data.
Oklahoma names new CIO amid tech agency's audit
Jerry Moore, formerly the director of IT applications services, replaces James "Bo" Reese, who'd served as statewide chief information officer since 2014.
Arkansas and Oklahoma are sharing data centers for improved disaster recovery
The two states have entered a unique resource-sharing partnership that their CIOs say is providing immense value.
Hackers took $4.2 million from pension fund for Oklahoma troopers
State officials said the theft occurred after an employee's email account was compromised, but that all payments to beneficiaries will go out on time.