Closing the rural internet divide, Colorado doubles school broadband bandwidth
New partnerships and grant funding are improving connectivity for schools in the state, particularly in remote areas.
Colorado announces single sign-on for citizen services
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 figures out how to spend marijuana money
Colorado legislators this week started figuring out how to spend the additional revenue brought in from the state’s legalization of marijuana, which took effect at the beginning of this year.
Colorado invests in IT in proposed 2014 budget
In an interview with StateScoop, Kristin Russell, Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, said that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget that was released last Friday includes a number of large technology investments, both in back-end systems that run state government and public-facing projects that directly impact citizens.
Colorado launches flood recovery site
Colorado last week launched a new website to serve as a comprehensive one-stop location for information about the state’s recovery efforts following historic flooding last month expected to impact the state for several more months, if not a year.
How will federal shutdown affect relationship with states?
While the federal government shutdown came to an end Wednesday, a number of state leaders voiced their concern for the future of federal and state relationships after spending the past 16 days at the mercy of the shutdown.
Govs. Hickenlooper, Inslee call for flexibility in federal banking regulations for marijuana businesses
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today called for flexibility in the federal banking regulations that will allow state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers access to the banking system.
Colorado to fund local National Guard during fed shutdown
The federal government shutdown is already having an impact in Colorado where the state is trying to recover from massive floods last week that destroyed or damaged more than 19,000 homes in the state.
Colorado names new chief innovation officer
Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems, will also serve as chairman of the Colorado Innovation Network, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced last week.