1999 The Governor's Office of Innovation and Technology was created to serve as an advisory organization to the Governor and state agencies.
2006 The name was changed to the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT).
2007 Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., announced a multi-year information technology consolidation plan to fold the state government's decentralized operations into OIT.
June 2007 OIT engaged in a number of studies and assessments in collaboration with executive branch agencies to review the then current state of IT in Colorado, statewide IT procurement practices, and how Colorado and other states delivered IT services. OIT also researched industry best practices and standards.
2008 The Governor, State of Colorado CIO, and the Colorado General Assembly determined that further operational efficiencies and improved business performance could be realized through the establishment of enterprise authority and governance over all IT activities. Senate Bill 08-155 was introduced to achieve this.