Oklahoma County Clerk says county computers not secure

Saturday, January 8th 2005, 3:07 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill says she successfully accessed confidential district attorney files to show the county's computer systems are not secure.

Caudill also says she complained two years ago about two key systems directors -- Alana Baker and Ron Howard. The pair quit their jobs this week after an investigation began into allegations of misconduct in the county's Management Information Systems office.

Caudill's notes indicate she told county commissioners in 2002 that Baker was downloading movies onto the county's computers. She also questioned trips to California provided by the county's software vendor to Baker and Howard.

Caudill says she contacted Assistant District Attorney John Jacobsen and then County Commissioner Chairman Stan Inman about her concerns but never received a satisfactory answer.

Both Jacobsen and Inman say they think the county computer system is secure.