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.
Oklahoma takes first steps toward digital driver's licenses
Oklahoma is beta testing an app that it plans to roll out statewide in October, bringing it to the forefront of states that are turning their identification systems digital.
Process is key for state IT, technology leaders say
State IT leaders from Tennessee and Oklahoma said focusing heavily on processes helped them succeed in their statewide IT consolidations.
Oklahoma latest to buy mobile 'panic buttons' for schools
The state is spending $3 million to outfit more than 500 districts with mobile public safety tech used in a growing number of schools around the country.
States still need more money for election security, report says
A paper by New York University's Brennan Center for Law and Justice sounds a familiar refrain in states' push to fund election security efforts.