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OIT In The News Archive

OIT in the News


December 2013 OIT's Charlie Wick talks with "The Watch" about Colorado's Long Distance Learning Program in the article titled Delivering 'Hamlet' Across Colorado.
December 2013 Government Technology talks with Sherri Hammons and Kristin Russell about Sherri's amazing accomplishments during her time at the State in Sherri Hammons Leaves Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology.
December 2013 Michael Brown, Director of Enterprise Applications Architecture is featured in the fall issue of Public CIO in the article Decision-Maker Perspective: Michael W. Brown, State of Colorado, Chooses Data Center Modernization.
December 2013 The Denver Business Journal talks with Kristin Russell and takes A look at Colorado government's shift to Google, one year later.
November 2013
Secretary of Technology & CIO Kristin Russell was a recent guest on CXOTalk where she spoke on many of the innovative efforts undertaken in Colorado.  An article about that interview and her "...absolutely refreshing view of government from an extraordinary thought leader" is found on a Huffington Post blog titled Inspired CIOs are More Innovative.  The full CXOTalk interview is accessible here.
September 2013 Government Technology talks with Kristin Russell about what service delivery managers can do for state government.
September 2013 Colorado and Kristin Russell are cited as an example of what states are doing with Shared Systems in Governing magazine's article What CIOs Need to Achieve Their Top 3 Priorities.
August 2013 Secretary of Technology and CIO Kristin D. Russell shares her "secret sauce" in a Public CIO magazine article CIOs Share Their Secrets for Success.
May 2013 Chris Wells, Director of Healthcare Information Technology, cited in Government Technology's article Colorado Experiments with Telemedicine for Inmates.
May 2013 Chief Technology Officer Sherri Hammons' work on the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) and WyCAN (a four state consortium working together on creating an unemployment system on a SaaS model) are discussed in The Legacy Play, a thought leadership paper published by the Center for Digital Government.
March 2013 Jonathan Trull, Chief Information Security Officer, talks with Government Technology about Colorado's shift in culture regarding IT security issues in an article titled Colorado Embraces New IT Security Philosophy.
February 2013 Chief Information Security Officer Jonathan Trull talks with CSO Online about How Colorado's CISO is revamping the state's information security -- on a $6,000 budget.
January 2013 Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer Kristin Russell and State Chief Information Security Officer Jonathan Trull discuss Colorado's move to Google Apps for Government and how email is being protected in Government Technology's article New Tool Helps Colorado Better Secure Cloud Email Data.

October 2012

Kristin Russell is featured in State Tech magazine videos during NASCIO's annual convention. To view, click on any of the following links: The Zen Factor of Being a CIO; The New, New Citizen-Centric Government; and IT Aims to Do More and Do it Better.  Ms. Russell is also quoted in StateTech's article Lessons Learned About Multi-State Collaboration.

October 2012

Kristin Russell talks to Government Technology about Colorado's move to Google Apps for Government.  Watch the video interview here.

September 2012

Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology & CIO, and Sherri Hammons, Chief Technology Officer were video-interviewed by Computerworld's Enterprise Mobile Hub, about the state's plan for enabling state employees to do work anytime, anywhere, from any device and how security concerns are begin addressed. 

Part 1: Colorado CIO & CTO: BYOD Starts Here

Part 2: Making Colorado a "Mobile Magnet"

July 2012

A large number of public sector IT employees across the nation will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. Kristin Russell authors a StateTech column titled Tackling the Government IT Talent Gap in which she shares her strategy on attracting new workers to public service.

June 2012

Read about the recently debuted Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM) at data.colorado.gov in Public CIO's article titled New Website a One-Stop Shop for Colorado Data.

May 2012

Kristin Russell and Sherri Hammons talk about the benefits of a private sector partnership with customers and their recently published white paper for a Citizen Engagement Platform (CEPaaS) in Government Technology's article Colorado Eyes New CRM Model for Government.

April 2012

Chief Technology Officer Sherri Hammons discusses the Colorado Information Marketplace in Governing's article Colorado Government Takes a Play from "Moneyball".

February 2012

Kristin Russell is featured in Government Technology' article State CIOs Discuss Next IT Priorities.

February 2012

Kristin Russell discusses the relationship between risk taking and innovation in CIO magazine's article Premier 100 IT Leaders: Earning the rewards of risk-taking and how she is using her private sector experiences to improve state government.

February 2012

Learn more about Kristin's philosophy and see why she is a great choice for for the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders award in the PC Advisor article Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Kristin D. Russell.

December 2011

Government Technology's article titled Oregon, Montana, Utah and Colorado Partner to Share GIS Data in the Cloud discusses the multi-state RFI and resulting recommendations to develop an RFP for a multi-tenant GIS cloud and creating a governance structure.

November 2011

Kristin Russell graces the cover of Public CIO. In the accompanying article CIOs Seek Ways to Replace Legacy Systems, Kristin talks about her belief that state governments can address this challenge by thinking differently and working together.

October 2011

The Center for Digital Government recently honored Colorado as the winner of its very first annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award. The award program recognizes the commitment of government agencies to keep confidential data secure despite evolving threats. The award highlights our state’s early adoption of technology and implementation of processes to mitigate risks and combat security breaches.

September 2011

Government Technology publishes an article titled Unique Radio Standards Training Debuts in Colorado which is about the free Colorado Interoperability Training Program being offered by OIT.

June 2011

Denver Business Journal publishes article titled Russell focused on improving state's IT infrastructure (published June 10, 2011).

May 2011

ColoradoBIZ Magazine publishes article titled Athena finalist: Kristin Russell, State's secretary of technology defies stereotypes.

March 2011

Kristin Russell Discusses New Role as Colorado CIO and Secretary of Technology published March 22, 2011 by GovernmentTechnology.

March 2011

Kristin Russell was interviewed by ColoradoBIZ Magazine on March 10, 2011. Watch the interview and hear Kristin discuss the future of technology in Colorado.

March 2011

Secretary of Technology and State Chief Information Office Kristin Russell is one of five finalists for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce "2011 Athena Award."  This award honors the Denver woman who best exemplifies exceptional professional achievement, devotion to community service, and generosity in actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

March 2011

In advance of its "C-Level @ A Mile High" event, CSIA, Colorado's Technology Association, interviewed Chief Financial Officer Todd Olson. Click here to listen to the "Celebrity" podcast.

January 2011

DTRS System Technician Matthew Englebrecht is interviewed by Mission Critical Communications for its on-line article titled Colorado Relocates 700 MHz Narrowband Licenses.

October 2010

Public PIO published Chief Information Security Officer Travis Schack's opinion piece titled Back to Security Basics.

August 2010

Acting State CIO Leah Lewis talks about Colorado's planned hybrid approach to cloud computing in a FedTech article titled The Many Faces of Cloud.

June 2010

An article on Colorado's Data Sharing Strategy was published in Public CIO along with a companion video interview with the state's Chief Data Officer Micheline Casey.

March 2010

CivSource published a three-part series on OIT:
Part I - Moving Mountains: Colorado charts path towards IT consolidation in new report
Part II - Moving Mountains: Concurrent Swim Lanes in OIT's consolidation plan
Part III - Moving Mountains: Sharing data on both sides of the Continental Divide


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