About Us


Serving People. Serving Colorado.


In collaboration with our state agency partners, we innovate and provide solutions that power the services Coloradans rely on every day. While we keep the state's IT assets secure and manage the tools state employees need to do their jobs, we are also focused on remediating technical debt, reimagining how we deliver IT and embarking on a multiyear journey to make Colorado's digital services the best resident experience in the country.



To provide secure digital services that put Coloradans first.


To make government easy.



We inspire trust by communicating with openness, honesty and authenticity.

We achieve more together by collaborating in a flexible and inclusive way.

We challenge the status quo to identify new and better ways of doing things.

We build collaborative and consultative partnerships to deliver optimal results.


  • Deliver Service Excellence

  • Advance Technology

  • Prioritize our People



The Governor’s Office of Innovation and Technology was created in 1999, and renamed Governor’s Office of Information Technology in July 2006, to serve as an advisory organization. At that time, executive branch agencies independently managed their own IT services and support, resulting in disparate infrastructures, inconsistent hardware and software standards, duplicative services, increased security risks, failing projects, and the inability to leverage statewide procurement opportunities.

The overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 08-155 (“the consolidation bill”) shifted how IT services would be delivered to Colorado’s executive branch state agencies. In July 2008, IT functions, systems, personnel, and assets were consolidated into a single entity - the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. In many ways, the consolidation was much like a merger of 17 diverse companies, bringing with it significant challenges but also providing an extraordinary opportunity to plan, enable, and implement lasting change for the State of Colorado. This historic move challenged the status quo and created an enterprise IT organization that is leaner and more effective in delivering technology solutions and services.


Governor Polis signing a bill in front of OIT staff


The Constitution of the State of Colorado is the foundation of the laws and government of the state. Within Colorado's Constitution are laws and statutes created through legislation by the Colorado General Assembly. The State’s commitment to ensuring a robust and modern information technology landscape has been embraced by all branches and levels of government. The Colorado General Assembly passed several important pieces of legislation in 2021, including bills that ensure the governance of information technology, increased investments in broadband infrastructure, increased accessibility to information technology, and greater protections for how personal identifying information and data is handled by the State.

Colorado Revised Statute Title 24 Article 37.5 creates and enables OIT to be the organization it is today. HB 21-1236 “State Information Technology” had bipartisan sponsorship by the Joint Technology Committee (JTC), unanimously passed by the Colorado General Assembly and was signed into law in June 2021 (pictured). The bill modifies the laws that create the JTC, the Colorado cybersecurity council and OIT, reflecting the current information technology environment and direction in the state. 


Who We Serve

Our 1,000+ employees support ~31,000+ state employees at the executive branch agencies; 30,000+ county employees; and the 1,000+ state, local, county, federal and tribal agencies using our public safety communications network. Through this work, we ultimately serve all Coloradans. Learn more about the agencies we serve: