Google Apps for Government

Google apps

The state of Colorado has been using Google Apps for Government since 2012. The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) chose this enterprise solution in order to eliminate 15 aging and disparate email systems, as well as streamline cost and work time through the use of collaborative tools, Google Docs, and Google Sites.

To date, Colorado’s use of Google Sites alone has resulted in $2.4 million in cost avoidance. We are also very proud that Colorado’s website established during the flood disaster of 2013 by our Google Services team won the 2014 CITE award for Best Use of Geographic Information System.

The state of Colorado was the first entity worldwide to obtain Google’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Business Associate Agreement. This ensures that Protected Health Information (PHI) is being safeguarded when using Google’s core applications. Our Google Services team also works closely with the Office of Information Security in maintaining a private Chrome store for third-party applications and extensions that have been vetted for use on the Google Apps for Government system. State workers are able to download these apps for purposes of making their work for Colorado more efficient, effective and elegant for all Coloradans.
Colorado Tech University (TechU) is a website managed by OIT to provide resources to State of Colorado employees on the latest tech tools.