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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


CONTACT: Brandi Simmons | W: 303.764.6897 | brandi.simmons@state.co.us 

 

myColorado mobile app wins coveted NASCIO 2020 State IT Recognition Award


DENVER – The National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced their 2020 State IT Recognition Awards winners today, which included the state’s myColorado™ mobile app in the Digital Government: Government to Citizen category. These annual national awards recognize the top 10 most transformative and innovative IT projects or initiatives that make state government and residents’ lives better. This year, 90 nominations were submitted by states and territories and reviewed by more than 60 voluntary NASCIO member judges. The state’s MyBizColorado also came away a winner in the Digital Government: Government to Business category.

 

myColorado, State of Colorado’s Official Mobile App™, has transformed the way residents engage with state government by providing secure and convenient access to state services and resources from a mobile device, anytime and anywhere. The app also connects residents with COVID-19 resources and important state benefits and services, and is home to the Colorado Digital ID™ - available in the myColorado Wallet. Colorado is one of the first states to roll out a digital ID. 

 

myColorado is a collaborative project involving the Governor’s Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). Just last month the myColorado mobile app with Colorado Digital ID was selected as a Center for Digital Government (CDG) Government Experience Project Award winner and was named a StateScoop 50 State Innovation of the Year award.

 

“This award is yet another example of how state agencies can come together to provide innovative solutions to their residents, businesses and visitors,” said Anthony Neal-Graves, Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Interim Chief Information Officer & Executive Director. “We are honored that national organizations continue to recognize the value that myColorado brings to our state.” 

  

“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work across OIT teams and other state agencies to develop the ever-expanding myColorado app,” added Russell Castagnaro, OIT’s Director of Digital Transformation. “We look forward to bringing Coloradans even more state services via myColorado in the future.”

 

Residents are encouraged to download myColorado via the Apple App Store or Google Play and take advantage of the state’s many online services from the comfort of their home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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Find OIT online at Colorado.gov/OIT, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

About the Governor’s Office of Information Technology

The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is a dynamic organization responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services and driving innovation across Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT delivers smart technology solutions, provides quality customer service, and supports state agencies whose missions are critical to serving Coloradans. OIT oversees technology initiatives at the state level and recommends strategies to maximize efficiencies and offer cost-effective services through the application of enterprise technology solutions. The Office’s enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve the overall customer experience and citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.

 

OIT is home to the Office of Information Security (OIS) and the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO), and manages the Public Safety Communications Network which includes the Digital Trunked Radio System, a statewide wireless system that enables direct communications between first responders and agencies.