DENVER – The National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced their 2020 State IT Recognition Awards winners today, which included the state’s myColorado™ mobile app in the Digital Government: Government to Citizen category. These annual national awards recognize the top 10 most transformative and innovative IT projects or initiatives that make state government and residents’ lives better. This year, 90 nominations were submitted by states and territories and reviewed by more than 60 voluntary NASCIO member judges. The state’s MyBizColorado also came away a winner in the Digital Government: Government to Business category.
myColorado, State of Colorado’s Official Mobile App™, has transformed the way residents engage with state government by providing secure and convenient access to state services and resources from a mobile device, anytime and anywhere. The app also connects residents with COVID-19 resources and important state benefits and services, and is home to the Colorado Digital ID™ - available in the myColorado Wallet. Colorado is one of the first states to roll out a digital ID.
myColorado is a collaborative project involving the Governor’s Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS). Just last month the myColorado mobile app with Colorado Digital ID was selected as a Center for Digital Government (CDG) Government Experience Project Award winner and was named a StateScoop 50 State Innovation of the Year award.
“This award is yet another example of how state agencies can come together to provide innovative solutions to their residents, businesses and visitors,” said Anthony Neal-Graves, Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Interim Chief Information Officer & Executive Director. “We are honored that national organizations continue to recognize the value that myColorado brings to our state.”
“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work across OIT teams and other state agencies to develop the ever-expanding myColorado app,” added Russell Castagnaro, OIT’s Director of Digital Transformation. “We look forward to bringing Coloradans even more state services via myColorado in the future.”
Residents are encouraged to download myColorado via the Apple App Store or Google Play and take advantage of the state’s many online services from the comfort of their home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.