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WALK & TALK: USING CHAT BOTS TO ROCK THE BOAT IN COLORADO
Sep. 5, 2017
In Colorado's information technology office, the state's enterprise service desk manager is aligning his efforts with the vision and strategy of the agency as a whole.

WALK & TALK: PIONEERING A NEW OPEN WORKSPACE FOR COLORADO
Aug. 22, 2017
Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams takes the walk and talk series inside and shows off the state IT agency's new open workspace.

WALK & TALK: ENHANCING MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN COLORADO
Aug.11, 2017
Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams highlights how Colorado responds to problems or issues across the IT enterprise.

WALK & TALK: MOVING DEEPER INTO GOOGLE ENTERPRISE SERVICES

WALK & TALK: BRINGING DEVOPS TO COLORADO'S IT SHOP
July 20, 2017
Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams highlights the state IT office's efforts to use DevOps to change how government works.

WALK & TALK: MAKING MEETINGS MOBILE IN COLORADO
July 12, 2017
Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams highlights the Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology's efforts to make video conferencing a truly mobile experience.

WALK & TALK: COLORADO'S BASEBALL-LOVING IT COMMS LEAD
June 26, 2017
In a new series from StateScoop TV, Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams highlights the work of his colleagues across state government — starting with Chief Communications Officer Tauna Lockhart.

FOR FUNDING, COLORADO CYBERSECURITY CHIEF SAYS STRATEGY FIRST
March 13, 2017
Using her own state as an example, Colorado CISO Debbi Blyth says legislators are more willing to invest in cybersecurity if they can see specific strategies to measure success.

COLORADO ANNOUNCES SINGLE SIGN-ON FOR CITIZEN SERVICES
March 7, 2017
With an RFP on the way, state technology leaders are striving for technology and services as sleek as those built by companies like Amazon and government innovators like 18F.

COLORADO'S NEW GIS PORTAL
March 7, 2017
The website is intended to showcase geospatial services and transform how state agencies use and understand their data.

COLORADO'S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICER FINDS 'AMAZING' WORK IN SMALL PLACES
March 3, 2017
Brandon Williams is one of a few state officials across the country charged with "transformation," the art of poking around for small changes that can add up to something big.

TECHNOLOGY IN FIREFIGHTING
Feb. 2017
FirstNet and its partner, organizations and companies are working to bring the very best devices, network, applications and capabilities in order to transform wildland firefighting.

USE OF SIMULATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Feb. 10, 2017
The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology and FirstNet explored some emerging technologies with the potential for improving simulation training at the recent Fire Leadership Challenge 2016, sponsored by the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.
The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology and FirstNet explored some emerging technologies with the potential for improving simulation training at the recent Fire Leadership Challenge 2016, sponsored by the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.

CHANNELING MACGYVER, OIT OFFERS GOOGLE SHEETS DATA SHARING HACK
Feb. 7, 2017
Looking for an engaging way to share data with your residents, at a fraction of the cost of Salesforce or other large-scale tools? The Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has you covered. Using Google Sheets, the OIT has found a way that state IT departments can enable data sharing on a shoestring budget.

COLORADO LAYS GROUNDWORK FOR NATIONWIDE HIGH-SPEED NETWORK FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
Jan. 20, 2017
Brian Shepherd, broadband program manager in the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, was recently interviewed by Homeland Preparedness News. He addressed how the state is preparing for the new network and how technology is evolving for first responders.

WHAT INNOVATION LOOKS LIKE IN COLORADO
Nov. 21, 2016
New roles, initiatives and events are changing how Colorado's technology does business and the types of workers leaders hope to attract.

COLORADO NAMES FIRST DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICER
Nov. 2, 2016
The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology solidified a national trend of citizen-centric service delivery Wednesday with an announcement of the state's first digital transformation officer.

STATE IT LEADERS LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH
Sept. 30, 2016
States that invest in technology opportunities at home are poised for big payoffs. Colorado, for example, added 6,578 IT jobs in 2015, state officials say.

FIRSTNET'S FIRST STEPS
Sept. 6, 2016
When talking about the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), a common theme emerges: time. Some early testers of the planned multibillion-dollar nationwide network say there’s not enough of it, while critics ask why the it's taking so long to get the system up and running.

COMCAST READY TO BUILD FORT COLLINS CALL CENTER
Sept. 2, 2016
Work to convert part of the HP campus in southeast Fort Collins into a $7.5 million call center for Comcast Cable Corp. is nearly ready to begin.

COLORADO BUILDING MAP OF BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE TO GUIDE FUTURE EXPANSION
July 27, 2016
The state's IT shop is hoping to collect data from localities on which sections of the state still lack access to high-speed internet infrastructure.

MEET THE STATESCOOP 50 GOLDENGOV NOMINEES
March 30, 2016
In this Q&A, StateScoop introduces StateScoop 50 GoldenGov nominee Suma Nallapati, the chief information officer for Colorado.

FAST ENTERPRISES MODERNIZING COLORADO DMV SYSTEMS
Feb. 4, 2016
Continuing a string of successful projects with state motor vehicle agencies, government software and services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) is now working with Colorado to completely modernize the state’s DMV systems.

OIT MAKES TREMENDOUS STRIDES IN UPGRADING ITS CYBERSECURITY PROTOCOLS
Jan. 11, 2016
Deborah Blyth, Chief Information Security Officer, and Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer, for the state of Colorado sat down with GovLoop to share their success story.

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