FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 3, 2017  

Colorado Awarded for Outstanding Achievement by National IT Organization

DENVER, Colo.—The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was honored by the National Association of State CIOs with the State CIO Office Special Recognition award for its “Strategy of Success: Playbook and Five-Year IT Plans.” The Playbook and Five-Year IT Plans are part of OIT’s robust strategic planning process that allow for data-driven decision making, active monitoring of service-level delivery, and improved financial planning for IT expenditures.

OIT’s Playbook is an annual roadmap that ensures that the organization keeps an eagle-eye on our internal goals and initiatives. The Five-Year IT Plans are a collaborative effort with each of our state agency customers to ensure we are delivering the right services, at the right time and to identify common needs across the agencies. Since the implementation of these important documents, we have seen significant improvements in multiple areas, not the least of which is an improved user experience, streamlined processes and reduced redundancy, and higher quality solutions and services. It has also resulted in a steady and consistent increase of our service excellence score.

In addition, Colorado was named a finalist in the Emerging & Innovative Technologies category for Colorado DRIVES, a collaborative multi-year, multi-phased project run by the Department of Revenue and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology to replace the decades-old Driver License System and Colorado State Title and Registration System with a modern and flexible system. Colorado was also named a finalist in the Cybersecurity category for the implementation of 2-Step Verification to eliminate phishing attempts and the more than 150 hours spent each year on fighting such attempts.

Secretary of Technology & State Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati says, “We are humbled and happy that our teams are being recognized on this national stage. We have the an innovative governor and supportive legislators who understand the importance of digital transformation, and that is critical to our success.”

The NASCIO 2017 Recognition awards for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government were announced in Austin, Texas on Monday, Oct. 2.

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About OIT

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. OIT works to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. OIT envisions a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents. 

Find OIT online at
colorado.gov/oit, on the #StateofCO IT blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: 
Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer & PIO
303.764.7731 (work)
720.933.9193 (cell)
tauna.lockhart@state.co.us