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Posted on: September 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Prince George’s County Ranks 2nd Among the Top Ten Digital Counties in the U.S.

County is Recognized as a Leader in Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Infrastructure and COVID-19 response

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Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County has advanced to 2nd in ranking as one of the top ten Digital Counties in the United States in the 18th annual Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.

“This important national recognition is continued evidence that even in the midst of a pandemic, Prince George’s County is a leader in our region, state and nation. Digital innovation that uses technology and data to better serve our residents is critical to the success of education, public safety, economic development, and providing government services to residents,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “I am Prince George’s Proud of our Office of Information Technology and all of our County stakeholders for ensuring we have a modern, 21st century government to improve the quality of life for our residents.”

“I am proud of the Office of Information Technology’s talent, perseverance and commitment which kept us moving forward through these challenging times. Our enterprise technology approach, which includes collaboration with County agencies and tech industry, enabled agility to enhance virtual government, cybersecurity, data analytics, and digital innovation aligned with County priorities,” said Prince George’s County CIO Wanda Gibson. “This County is motivated and this award demonstrates who we are and shows that our engagement on strategic vision is positioned well for the next generation.”

The County ranked 2nd due in part to the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) risk and disaster recovery strategic planning efforts. The County was able to quickly facilitate business continuity through teleworking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the existing network infrastructure and laptop-friendly environment was easily expanded to accommodate additional business needs and remote capabilities. OIT was also able to quickly stand up technology to carry out several of the County Executive’s COVID-19 initiatives, including the Emergency Rental Assistance program, the Temporary Outdoor Restaurant Seating permit program, and the Business Recovery Initiative that awarded more than $20 million in grants to small and local businesses.

For more information about the Digital Counties Survey and a full list of winners, CLICK HERE.


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