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Oklahoma chief information officer to discuss plans

By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer Modified: April 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm •  Published: April 5, 2010
Alex Pettit, Oklahoma's first chief information officer, plans to outline his plan to consolidate state technology functions during his first public appearance.

Gov. Brad Henry named Pettit to the job last month. Pettit is scheduled to appear at a meeting of the House Government Modernization Committee Monday — his first day on the job.

Pettit was selected following passage of legislation last year authorizing the governor to appoint a chief information officer to oversee state computer information and technology operations.

Pettit was formerly a technology consultant in Denton, Texas, and a project manager for Brown University. He is working on a doctorate in information sciences at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Pettit will be paid $160,000 a year.