City of Columbia Information Technology Department

Our Vision

Our vision is to enable the City to achieve its strategic goals and objectives, match technology to changing business needs, and promote a technology enabled community in which customers are connected and informed.

Our Mission

The Information Technology Department is dedicated to providing customers with superior information technology services and solutions so they can fulfill their commitment to making Columbia the best place to live, work, learn and play. Review our 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan.


The IT Department does not take direct sales calls. Vendors should  register to receive City of Columbia bid notifications.

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For the third year in a row, the City of Columbia has made the Center for Digital Government’s top 10 list.  The Center for Digital Government’s annual Digital Cities Survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency, increase security and encourage citizen engagement.  The City of Columbia placed 8th in the 75,000-124,999 population category. 

In 2014 the City of Columbia was named the eCity of Missouri by Google. Google partnered with research firm Ipsos to identify the strongest online communities in each ecity award award logostate – cities who are embracing the power of the internet to find new customers, connect with existing clients, and fuel their local economies.

Giving Back to the Community

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cITySOFT: A software sharing project:
The cITySOFT project was created to encourage government entities to work together to solve common problems and share the software created to solve those problems.

cITySOFT project summary and description

Software currently available for sharing 

 Columbia Stem Alliance

STEM Alliance: 
The City of Columbia I.T. department has partnered with the Columbia Public Schools STEM Alliance to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers. The I.T. department supports the STEM Alliance by offering internships, externships, resources and leadership.

Become a STEM Volunteer today!

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The IT Department donates surplus computers to  Homes for Computers. In the past 12 years, the Homes for Computers program has handed out 420 computers to families in need.
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The IT Department supports EnCircle Technologies, a local non-profit agency providing IT training to adults with autism. The department donates used computers and provides training to students on the proper techniques for cleaning computers, replacing hardware and installing software.

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