FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 

New Chief of Technology Officer for State of Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—The Governor’s Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce that the state’s new Chief Technology Officer is David McCurdy. McCurdy has 17 years of experience as a programmer, system engineer, architect and executive. He has worked across several industries including telecommunications, finance, healthcare, and now, as he joins OIT, public service.

McCurdy spent the last 10 years at Catholic Health Initiatives in several roles including Associate Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect. In that role, he led a 1,000 person IT organization that serviced hospitals and clinics across the country. He says, “My passion is knowing how our work with technology makes a positive difference in the world every day.”

McCurdy will continue OIT’s critical work of enhancing state IT systems for state agencies and the residents of Colorado. Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati says, “We are so fortunate to work at an organization that continues to attract people of this caliber.” McCurdy’s first day at OIT will be September 2.

About OIT
The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology (ICT) services and innovation across all Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT’s charge is twofold: (1) to provide world-class IT services to Colorado’s Executive Branch agencies; and (2) to promote Colorado as the ideal location for ITcompanies and technology based workers.

OIT drives innovative technology solutions, provides quality service, and supports the agencies whose missions are so critical to serving Coloradans. We do this by overseeing technology initiatives at the state level, recommending strategies and maximizing efficiencies of service delivery in a cost-effective manner through the application of enterprise technology solutions. Our enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.

OIT’s operational responsibility is vast and includes the development and support of enterprise and agency-specific (line of business) applications, projects, programs, and services, data centers, servers, mainframe operations, storage, operating systems, local area networks, as well as the Colorado State Network (CSN) and the public safety communications network, which includes the digital trunked and microwave radio systems. OIT is also responsible for information security across all three branches of state government. We monitor and analyze information on cyber threats and proactively manage vulnerabilities that present risk to the state's information systems or the critical information managed there within. This includes security risk management, security operations, regulatory compliance, and application security.

OIT also leads the state’s IT economic development efforts and works in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to promote Colorado as the ideal location for IT companies and technology-based workers.

OIT is powering the work of the State of Colorado and making government more effective, efficient, and elegant, while at the same time protecting the State’s valuable information assets and lowering our costs.

Media Contact: 
Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer & PIO
303.764.7731 (work) 
720.933.9193 (cell)

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