State Chief Information Officer (CIO)
As the Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit manages the Information Services Division (ISD) of OMES. The CIO has jurisdictional responsibility related to information and telecommunications systems of all State of Oklahoma agencies as provided under the Oklahoma Information Services Act.
Other key responsibilities include:
- Approving state agencies’ procurement of information technology and telecommunication hardware, software, maintenance and consulting services
Mr. Pettit has global industry, government and Big 4 consulting experience, and is a recognized leader in Enterprise Architecture. He has directed both industry and consulting organizations in diverse roles as a chief technology officer, vice president and BCP service line leader, senior manager and regional director of technology and telecommunications. Mr. Pettit has received the Best of Texas Award for IT Leadership, the Public Technology Institute IT Leadership Award and the Society for Information Management IT Executive of the Year Award for his leadership.
In addition, Mr. Pettit is a published author on IT Leadership in Studies in E-Government, Government Technology Magazine, Texas Technology Magazine, the Journal for Enterprise Architecture and most recently, the SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture (2009).
He is certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). In addition, he holds certifications with Novell, Filenet, Sun Systems and IBM. Read Mr. Pettit's full bio...
Information Technology Consolidation and Coordination Act
HB 1304, also known as the "Information Technology Consolidation and Coordination Act," was signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin in May 2011.
The language of the Act is summarized below.
A. No state agency shall expend or encumber any funds for the purchase, lease, lease-purchase, lease with option to purchase, rental or other procurement of any information technology assets without the prior written approval of the Chief Information Officer.
B. No state agency shall initiate or implement an information technology planned project without the prior written approval of the Chief Information Officer.
Please forward questions regarding this new law to the OMES Service Desk at email@example.com or (405) 521-2444.
Oklahoma Information Services Act
House Bill 1170, also known as the "Oklahoma Information Services Act," resulted in a few changes related to procurement. The changes, as summarized below, went into effect Aug. 26, 2009.
All purchases of information technology (IT) and telecommunication equipment, software and services in excess of $10,000 must be approved by the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) prior to purchasing. The previous thresholds were those in excess of $25,000 for IT and $0 for telecommunication. The process for this approval remains the same. Agencies are to complete OMES Form 115 for submission to the procurement group within the OMES Information Services Division.
In addition, no agency of the executive branch of Oklahoma state government shall create new full-time equivalent administrative-level information technology positions or replace or fill any existing or vacant full-time equivalent administrative-level IT position without the approval of State CIO Alex Pettit. To request an exception or ask questions, please contact the OMES Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 521-2444.
Title 62 Public Finance, Chapter 1 - State Fiscal Affairs
Proposed Administrative Rules
All proposed rules for OMES may be found on the State of Oklahoma's Online Filing System.
Title 260, Chapter 15 - Accessibility of Information Technology
This chapter provides information and establishes procedures to ensure state compliance regarding accessibility of information technology for individuals with disabilities. View the full chapter...