As he begins his final year in office, the Governor stressed that he is not letting up on the state’s top priorities and encouraged the legislature to collaborate on tackling infrastructure, bolstering education and building budget reserves.Read More
DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper and the State’s Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth have joined with the SANS Institute to help educate and inspire the next generation of female cybersecurity professionals. Through the GirlsGoCyberStart program, Colorado’s high school girls in grades 9 through 12, or a homeschool equivalent, are invited to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field through a no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges.
In 2017, the SANS Institute piloted CyberStart, a program designed to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals while identifying talented youth. The summer 2017 State CyberStart program enabled nearly 3,500 students in seven states to discover and demonstrate their aptitude for cybersecurity. Only five percent of the participating students were young women. Undeterred, SANS has launched GirlsGoCyberStart, a new program designed specifically to attract high school girls.
DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his eighth and final State of the State speech before Colorado’s General Assembly. As he begins his final year in office, the Governor stressed that he is not letting up on the state’s top priorities and encouraged the legislature to collaborate on tackling infrastructure, bolstering education and building budget reserves.
DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced that Wade Buchanan is Colorado’s new Senior Advisor on Aging. This position will play a key role helping leaders focus on key aging-related concerns like mobility, health care, housing and more.
The State Demography Office estimates Colorado will have more than 1.2 million residents aged 65 and over by 2030.
“Wade brings a wealth of experience on the issues that affect older Coloradans to our team,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “With Wade at the helm, we will be able to better understand and plan effectively for the unique issues that come with a significantly larger senior population.”