State auditor raising red flags over IT services plan
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFAQ) - State Auditor Gary Jones is raising questions about the state's IT efforts.
A 17 page audit has uncovered a huge security flaws within the Office of Management Enterprise Services, especially when it pertains to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. "So much depends on information technology, it is important we get it right," said Jones.
Jones says the audit uncovered the ability by unauthorized staff to read file content such as licensing information, payment details and social security numbers. The report also questions whether money is actually being saved.
KFAQ News has obtained a copy of the performance audit. According to the audit:
The Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) appears to be led by capable management, demonstrating high standards and a proactive approach. This state agency elected to consolidate its information technology (IT) services with the Information Services Division of the Office of Management Enterprise Services (OMES ISD) with the goal of better securing its IT resources and to serve as an example for other self-sustaining state agencies that choose to consolidate.