Colorado Digital Service

Colorado Digital Service (CDS)

Formed in 2019, CDS is a  diverse, cross-functional team of senior engineers, human-centered design specialists, product managers and procurement and contracting specialists within the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Our mission is to help to mature state agencies’ approach to delivering high quality products and services to all of Colorado by focusing on people, process and technology. 

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The Colorado Digital Service Logo: A dark blue circle with squares that represent pixels appearing to float away. A white horizontal stripe cuts through the middle of the blue circle. A red letter "C" with a yellow circle in the middle is layered on top.

How We Work

We practice modern software delivery practices, including human-centered design, agile iterative development, DevSecOps and modular active procurement and contract management. We believe these methods allow us to focus on outcomes over optics and orient on finding answers to problems rather than jumping to solutions.

We begin by putting people at the heart of what we do - from how we work with our community members and with each other. We like to take a step back and consider multiple options on how our solutions can meet human-centered needs. 

We do not own projects, but we happily partner on them, and want to ensure our partners are set up for success beyond our engagement. 

Our Values

  • Be curious
  • Start with the problem, move to action
  • Be humble
  • Government was here before us, and it will be here after us
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Fight for equity and social justice
  • Find the truth, tell the truth (inspired by: USDS)
  • Strength in diversity (inspired by: Protect Democracy)
  • Government is us, just us (inspired by: Megan Smith)

 

Engagements

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Past Work

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Learn About Our Approach

 

CDS Team

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Meet the CDS Team

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