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Information Technology

Information Technology#

Our Mission#

Our mission is to provide exceptional, innovative, and customer-driven technology services that enable the business of City government to be conducted with excellence. The City of Fort Collins proudly recognizes the role information technology plays in fulfilling the City's mission of delivering exceptional municipal services for an exceptional community. Our IT Department works in partnership with departments and service providers to plan and implement technology solutions that address the needs of our customers, both internal and external.

Cybersecurity isn’t only a shared responsibility, it’s an individual responsibility. If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences, or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more secure for everyone. For tips on how you can do your part, check out these basics from the National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org).

Basic Tips

As our lives become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for bad actors. Own your role in cybersecurity by starting with the basics. Creating strong passwords and using multifactor authentication, backing up your data, and updating your software are great places to start. This is a great way to Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart!

Strong Passwords

Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic began, and today, phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents. Be wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure to report any suspicious emails if you can!

Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is leading Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week October 18-22. This campaign inspires and promotes the exploration of cybersecurity careers. Whether it’s students, veterans, or those seeking a career change, the dynamic field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing and has something for everyone.

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Let’s partner to make security a priority. For the City, this means building security into processes, making cybersecurity training a part of employee onboarding, and equipping staff with the knowledge and tools needed to keep the organization safe. For individuals, keep cybersecurity at the forefront of your mind as you connect daily. Before purchasing a device or online product, work with your organization's IT department, and do your research for personal devices. When you set up a new device or app, consider your security and privacy settings and update default passwords. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought.

Prioritizing Cybersecurity - Hybrid Workplace

Current Projects#

City Council At Your Fingertipshighlight_off

The City provides the resources so you can follow City Council meeting and work session agendas, stream live meeting and work sessions, view archived and captured segments of these meetings and access voting results.

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Are you interested in conducting business with the City of Fort Collins? Vendors have access to information about the types of business licenses required by the City of Fort Collins, the fees associated with those licenses, the type and amount of taxes that must be collected and paid along with the required forms, details about the deadlines and submittal processes.

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The Mason Corridor is a five mile north-south byway within the city of Fort Collins which extends from Cherry Street on the north to south of Harmony Road. The corridor is centered along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway property, located a few hundred feet west of College Avenue (US 287).

The Mason Corridor includes a new bicycle and pedestrian trail as well as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, known as MAX, in a fixed guideway for the majority of the corridor. Stations along the cooridor incorporate amenities that are similar to light rail, with low floor boarding platforms, sleek new busses, next bus arrival information, and pre-pay fare machines.

Advance Meter Fort Collins - AMFChighlight_off

Residential and business customers can set up an account, start or stop services, review utilitiy rates and payment options, view their electricity and water usage and pay their bills. This site also provides information abou tays to reduce electricity and water consumption.

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Looking for a public record? CityDocs holds more than 1 million documents dating back to 1889. Check here if you're looking for City Council agendas, ordinances and resolutions, engineering or purchasing documents. You'll also find links to Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Traffic, Utilities, Neighborhood and Building Services/Zoning and more. 

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GIS technology allows any type of spatially referenced information to be stored, analyzed and reproduced. The City's GIS data and services are an integral thread that runs throughout the organization, providing relevant services and products. This includes systems and applications, data services, maps, other presentation products, spatial analysis, integration, and general support of the organization in the use of GIS.