Press Release

Three Colorado initiatives selected as 2021 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards finalists

DENVER - Today, the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced the finalists for their 2021 State IT Recognition Awards. These prestigious annual awards honor transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and elevate customer experience.

State of Colorado wins four national technology awards including State IT Innovation of the Year

DENVER – The winners of the 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards were announced yesterday and the State of Colorado was honored in four categories, tying with Illinois, Michigan and North Carolina for the most winners. The eighth annual StateScoop 50 Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of states to make a positive impact in the government information technology (IT) community and in public service as a whole. 

Governor Polis Announces Growing List of Law Enforcement Agencies Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis is proud to announce the growing list of local law enforcement agencies across the state accepting Colorado Digital ID™ as proof of identity, age and address during traffic stops. Police departments in Denver, Brighton, Broomfield, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado Springs, Durango, Johnstown, Lakewood, Loveland, Morrison, Parker, Thornton, Vail and Windsor are accepting the secure and contactless form of identification available in the myColorado™ mobile app. 

Colorado Official Urges Students to Secure Spot in National Cybersecurity Scholarship Competition

DENVER - Colorado’s leading cybersecurity official is urging high school students to secure their spot in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition to compete for $2 million in college scholarships. Students qualify by completing 20% of the free, fast-paced CyberStart America game by March 8.

State CIO Named APEX Awards 2021 Advocate of the Year

DENVER – Governor’s Office of Information Technology Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director Anthony Neal-Graves was selected as the APEX Awards 2021 Advocate of the Year. Hosted by the Colorado Technology Association for its 20th year, this award recognizes the exceptional individual who is making a real difference in advancing the technology industry in Colorado and through their leadership are helping to ensure our state’s status as a prominent tech hub - now and in the future.

State Patrol Troopers Begin Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced that troopers will begin accepting the Colorado Digital ID™ within the myColorado™ mobile app as proof of identity, age and address for traffic stops within the state. The contactless Digital ID, downloaded by more than 75,000 Coloradans, provides residents a secure, safe and convenient way to exchange information with troopers. Colorado is the first state in the nation to offer residents the option to electronically transmit digital identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to law enforcement.