- Monica Coughlin, Director of IT Economic Development & Broadband Strategy, and Jessica Roe, Chief Communications Officer, honored as part of the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award winners.
- The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been selected by the National Center of Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) to participate in its Pacesetter program. OIT is the only public sector agency to be selected and joins 35 esteemed universities and companies such as Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, The Women’s College at University of Denver, Aetna, Cisco, and Intel.
- OIT held a public hearing on December 31, 2012 to consider repeal of permanent rule 8 CCR 1501-4 (Information and Technology Management Code).
- The State of Colorado is modernizing COFRS, the state's financial system. Visit the project website to learn more!
- The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA), in collaboration with the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and a four state consortium made up of Colorado, Montana, Oregon and Utah, is pleased to announce the award of four contracts for its GIS PUBLIC CLOUD HOSTING SERVICES Cooperative Contract. This effort was led by the State of Utah (a collaboration of the Division of Purchasing and General Services, Utah Department of Administrative Services and the Utah Department of Technology Services), with tremendous support from the technology authorities in Colorado, Montana and Oregon. The awardees are Dell, Dewberry, ESRI and Unisys. We anticipate that the actual contracts will be fully executed over the new couple of weeks.Like all WSCA and NASPO cooperative contracts, these contracts will be accessible by the four states as well as other governmental entities within a participating state that have legal access to state contracts, once a Participating Addendum has been executed. Because of the nature of the cloud environment, the individual participating state Chief Information Officers will act as the gate keepers and monitors for the actual use of these contracts once a Participating Addendum has been executed between a state and a contractor. In addition the contracts are open to other approved states and federal agencies to purchase GIS services from the contracts. Over the next few weeks more details will be provided about these competitively evaluated and awarded contracts. If, in the meantime, you have any questions, please contact the WSCA/NASPO Cooperative Development Team (WNCDT) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State auditor issues report on IT consolidation
- Colorado was honored as the winner of the Center for Digital Governments first annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award. The award program recognizes the commitment of government agencies to keep confidential data secure despite evolving threats and highlights our state’s early adoption of technology and implementation of processes to mitigate risks and combat security breaches. OIT’s Office of Information Security enables agencies around the state to implement successful cyber security plans and continue to be accountable in keeping data safe. We were recognized for continually raising our own game in response to these threats and becoming a best practice leader by educating employees, employing processes, and utilizing technology to keep the confidential information of Coloradans secure.
- The Council of State Governments (CSG) selected the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s eFORM program as one of eight national winners of the CSG Innovations Award. Marc Fine, Technology Services Manager, accepted the award during CSG's 2011 National Conference in October. eFORM replaced a labor and paper intensive permitting process with a two-way data electronic exchange between disparate state agencies and the oil and gas industry. In addition to reducing paper and time, eFORM has resulted in greater transparency, and the code is being shared with and implemented by other states. Colorado was recognized for making smart use of technology to deliver services more efficiently and affordably and for helping reduce the average time it takes to get a permit for drilling a well from 45 days to 30 days.
- Jim Lynn, OIT's Agency Services Director, was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Early Childhood Leadership Commission.
- Colorado's Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) known as TRAILS is recognized as meeting federal SACWIS requirements, making Colorado the first county-administered state to have a fully compliant system. Additionally, Colorado is now the 10th state in the nation to be compliant.
- Do you have an idea on how to reduce or eliminate red tape? If so, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade wants to hear from you! Submit your suggestion by completing the Red Tape Feedback form.
- Governor Hickenlooper announces Kristin Russell as the new State Chief Information Officer.
- The 200th DTRS site was activated in Pitkin County on Monday, December 13, 2010!
- GDAB's Early Childhood Universal Application subcommittee issued its first report to the State CIO and GDAB in compliance with C.R.S. §24-37.5-703.7.
- GDAB's Education Data subcommittee issued its second annual report to the State CIO and GDAB in compliance with C.R.S. §24-37.5-703.5.
- Acting State Chief Information Officer Leah Lewis presented Senator Ronny J. May with the Colorado Government Technology Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2010 Colorado Digital Summit. Look for an article in the October/November 2010 issue of OIT TechLine.
- OIT's Office of Cyber Security is offering two training classes for state agency Developers and Information Security Officers. A Web Application Firewall class will be held on October 22 and a C# Web Security class will be held on October 27.
- A copy of the Vendor Town Hall presentation made on September 9, 2010 has been posted.
- OIT will hold a Vendor Town Hall on Thursday, September 9, 2010 to provide the vendor community with an understanding of how to engage OIT and the State in upcoming procurements.
- A CISO Lecture Series event will be held on August 25, 2010 for IT personnel in state and local government. The event will feature speakers from Cisco Systems, iSEC Partners, Inc., McAfee/Foundstone, and the SANS Institute.
- The kick-off meeting for the Early Childhood Subcommittee has been scheduled.
- Notice of Intent to Renegotiate Contract #07 AMA 00015 has been posted.
- The Service/Help Desk Consolidation team's Final Report has been posted.
- OIT is successfully developing a new enterprise approach to delivering technology, leveraging private sector business models and public-private partnerships to modernize the infrastructure and thus enable the agile delivery of new applications and government services to state agencies and citizens as efficiently, cost-effectively, and sustainably as possible. OIT is pleased to present the State of Colorado Data Management Strategy as one of a number of steps towards breaking down government silos, improving citizen service delivery and strengthening the performance of state government.
- The Government Data Advisory Board (GDAB), created via HB09-1285 to provide recommendations on the policies necessary to develop a data protocol that will facilitate cross-agency data and information sharing, issued its first Annual Report on January 14, 2010.