Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
State Broadband Capacity Building:
Colorado’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) will organize a statewide broadband taskforce focused on improving broadband conditions for interactive educational uses. Leveraging the expertise of the taskforce, and providing valuable data for the state, this project will pilot e-learning education in primary and secondary schools in 12 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services throughout the state. The taskforce will assess the impact of these projects as it determines its policy recommendations for the State of Colorado.
Application Usage and Development:
Through this project, the State of Colorado will develop a data accessibility project that reflects and builds on the Federal government’s efforts with data.gov. OIT will utilize a portion of the funding to increase citizen engagement in government through broadband. These activities will foster increased transparency throughout Colorado and serve as a model for state-level data dissemination.
Data Collection, Integration, and Validation:
This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection. In September of 2010, this project was amended to extend data collection activities for an additional three years and to identify and implement best practices.
Address File Development:
OIT will collect and add to current county data and deploy a crowdsourcing tool to improve address file quality. OIT will validate county information against data from the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and Secretary of State’s Office. This project will also work with counties to train emergency service personnel to collect and verify address location information.