Amanda Teegarden of OK-SAFE will be our special guest this evening.
Amanda Teegarden is the Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc., (Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise), an Oklahoma non-profit Oklahoma corporation, dedicated to the principles of the American Free Enterprise system and to the Constitutional Sovereignty of the individual, Oklahoma and the United States. OK-SAFE
She will give a run down on the upcoming GOP Precinct elections, how they work and what they are for. Amanda will also tell us about some big changes coming to Oklahoma government.
Here is a great article that explains the importance of the Precinct Chair:
The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. […] The capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date, complete files, containing even most personal information about the health or personal behavior of the citizen in addition to more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
Oklahoma-CapGemini Contract for IT Services main contract
Page 21… “to automate the collection of 16 agencies reflects an increase from the originally proposed 10 agency /locations. The State of Oklahoma will provide Capgemini and BDNA resources secure, remote VPN access to the State agencies identified for automated data collection when it is available. If VPN access is not available, Capgemini and BDNA will be required to physically connect the BDNA tool behind the agency firewall. Remote access will allow the data to be collected remotely, increasing efficiency, lowering costs and adding a level of flexibility to the collection schedule.
What and who are BDNA?
BDNA Maps The IT Genome
With Microsoft, HP, and others crowding the market, BDNA VP Amit Golan said the company’s shift to data enhancement services is driven by the fact that the market for asset discovery tools has become commoditized.
“It’s not a fight we want to fight anymore,” said Golan, in an interview.
Instead, BDNA will focus on adding value to customers’ discovery data by running it through a massive database called Technopedia that Golan described as the industry’s only, fully comprehensive listing of virtually every IT product in existence.
The database, which includes more than 800,000 data points on over 200,000 IT hardware and software products, is constantly updated by a team of researchers based in China.
We’ve been assembling the building blocks of IT,” said Golan. Technopedia also includes information on software and hardware product version numbers, upgrades, support dates, and more. Customers can access Technopedia and related services through BDNA’s just-launched IT Genome Center, which is an online portal.
What is Capgemini?
Capgemini is a global consulting and information technology firm, with a seasoned approach working collaboratively with many federal, state and local government agencies to help address fiscal challenges and improve the efficiency and quality of IT services delivered to citizens. We work with the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, as well as multiple state and municipal tax, social welfare, criminal justice and public health departments.
They offer a wide range of solutions within four key areas of focus:
o Consulting Services
o Outsourcing Services
o Technology Services
o Local Professional Services
Capgemini helps clients deal with changing business and technology
issues. Read More
2004-The Capgemini pitch to the town of Swansea
Hailed as the biggest eGovernment programme of its kind in Wales, service@swansea is set to introduce new ICT systems and working practices which should help reduce paperwork, increase efficiency and make it easier for local residents to contact the council. Read More
Swansea thinks Capgemini deal stinks-gives them the boot!
The Swansea City Council announced on 14 April 2005 that between 50 and 70% of its ICT staff would be transferred to Capgemini as part of the Council’s e-government programme. This announcement comes despite fierce opposition by the Council’s staff and persistent doubts concerning the positive impact of such e-government public-private partnerships (PPPs).
In 2006 The Register reports:
E-gov deal underway
IT staff at Swansea Council have been transferred to Capgemini as part of a controversial £83m e-government outsourcing project designed to modernise the way the council provides its public services.
As part of the first phase, Capgemini intends to overhaul the council’s existing IT systems and working practices as part of an “integrated programme of business process re-engineering and technology transformation”.
The council’s plans to outsource its IT systems as part of its service@swansea e-government scheme was the subject of a bitter eight-week strike in 2004.
2007 CAPGEMINI AXED!
In 2009 the OK Republican-led legislature created the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO), a new cabinet position appointed by the Governor. (HB 1170)
Oklahoma’s new CIO is Alex Pettit, officed in the Office of State Finance.
The OK CIO has signed a $1 million (actually $999,100) contract with a global company named Capgemini, specializing in Consulting, Technology, and Outsourcing, to perform an assessment of the state’s entire IT systems.
(Capgemini Oklahoma research Information provided by OK-SAFE_)
. . .incorporate Palantir into the wider intelligence environment as part of the Capgemini Intelligence Grid© – a public security architecture and transformation approach that rests on the ability to share information and turn it into real intelligence.
Capgemini Intelligence Grid
MuseGlobal writes about their partnership with Capgemini
Capgemini Government Solutions approached us when they were faced with the challenge of integrating more intelligence and background data that would allow public officials to connect, collaborate on, analyze, investigate and identify public safety risks for government agencies in the U.S. Can’t say more about the client at this point, of course (you understand), but Capgemini needed to expand their vision for providing a broad array of information sources to law enforcement officials that would not be compromised by the typical challenges of content integration and applications development. (MuseGlobal)
Capgemini, ESRI, CISCO, Cognitec
The new public security network fosters collaboration among independent software vendors (ISVs) such as Adobe (interactive forms), Cognitec (facial recognition technology), Daon (identity assurance software and services), ESRI (geographic modeling and mapping technology), Genesys (contact center solutions), Human Inference (solutions to enhance the quality of data), Idematrix (biometric identity management solutions), Ontos (semantic technologies and solutions), Open Text (enterprise content management solutions), technology vendors such as Cisco (IP networks) and systems integrators such as Capgemini and Itelligence. The IVN members are collaborating to solve industry-wide pain points in the areas of investigative case management, intelligence-led policing, identity management, emergency management as well as operational resource management by co-innovating end-to-end business processes running on a common business process platform. Partner applications will leverage the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform.
We have developed the Capgemini Intelligence Grid© to help governments identify and prevent new public security threats. Based on Service-Oriented Architecture, this tool enhances interoperability between Public Security systems, enabling active and efficient collaboration.
Before you know it, the Capgemini Intelligence Grid was extended, integrating content from all of the key sources that law enforcement officials need to catch the bad folks using MuseGlobal’s exclusive MuseConnect architecture. Also unlike other content connectors, our Smart Connectors are maintained by MuseGlobal automatically, so you can keep your entire range of sources normalized through MuseConnect acting as one unified source of content.
We will be discussing Rep. Morgan’s texting ban and what happened at his press conference on the 18th that the media didn’t tell you about.
The Tulsa World’s report on the event and also my post examining the issue of texting while driving.
Also, the latest on Real ID. Is there an alternative?
There is more than one way to skin a cat, don’t you know.
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