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About Information Services

Vision
We are one, unified state information technology resource — promoting collaboration, innovation and operational excellence while striving to provide quality services and become trusted advisers through strategic alliances and by contributing to the development of a more effective government for our citizens.

Mission
To partner with State of Oklahoma agencies and affiliates to deliver quality, cost effective and secure IT services.

Goals

  • Drive business innovation through technology.
  • Promote collaboration across state entities.
  • Utilize all government resources effectively and efficiently.

State Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology and telecommunications initiatives. The CIO directs the planning and implementation of IT systems in accordance with the mission, core values and purpose of OMES Information Services.

The statutory duties, responsibilities and authority of the CIO and Information Services are set forth as follows:

  1. In a portion of the Oklahoma State Finance Act, located at 62 O.S. Sections 34.11.1 through 34.33.
  2. In the Information Technology Consolidation and Coordination Act located at 62 O.S. Sections 35.1 through 35.9.
  3. In the Oklahoma Administrative Code located at OAC Title 260, Chapter 15.  

View history of IT unification and IT unification projects for more information. 

IT Procurement

The CIO is statutorily responsible for approving state agencies’ procurement of IT products and services through the eProcurement process and purchase request process through the project portfolio management tool. Learn more information regarding eProcurement.

To allow for a more timely and efficient process when purchasing lower cost IT products, the CIO has delegated authority for procurement of certain IT products to executive state agencies as described in this Procurement Information Memorandum.

Additionally, the CIO has delegated the IT procurement process to the state purchasing director to promote consistency in state government procurement.

IT Statutory and Regulatory Reporting requirements to CIO

Executive state agencies are required by certain statutes and regulations to provide IT-related reports to the CIO.

Please view IT Statutory and Regulatory Reporting webpage for more information.