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Posted on: August 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Prince George’s County Government Ranks 5th Among the Top Ten Digital Counties in the United States

Prince George’s County Selected as a Winner Among Leading Digital Counties for Programs that Encourage Government Innovation, Collaboration

Prince George’s County was recently named one of the top ten Digital Counties in the United States, ranking 5th in the 15th 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 collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and even reduce carbon emissions. “I’m proud of this technological recognition.  Technology is integral and will continue to be a game changer that will positively impact education, economic development, and provision of government services,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “I want to thank the Office of Information Technology and all of the county stakeholders for being the catalysts for this important achievement.”   

Digital counties are leveraging technology to improve the ways they conduct business and engage with citizens in increasingly innovative and exciting ways, said Todd Sander, executive director, CDG. The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to reduce costs, encourage citizen engagement, increase efficiencies and proactively address citizen expectations.”

As technology continues to grow in all facets of our lives, county governments are adapting and innovating,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. The Digital Counties Survey
 1st Westchester County, NY
 2nd Sonoma County, CA
 3rd County of Ventura, CA
 4th Baltimore County, MD
spotlights how counties deploy technology to enhance services and benefit residents while being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.”

Prince George’s County placed 5th among the following additional winners in the 500,000 – 999,999 population category.  The list of winners includes:

500,000 – 999,999 Population Category
 1st Westchester County, NY
 2nd Sonoma County, CA
 3rd County of Ventura, CA
 4th Baltimore County, MD
5th Prince George's County, MD
 6th County of San Mateo, CA
 7th Gwinnett County, GA
 8th Chester County, PA
 9th Dekalb County, GA
 10th San Joaquin County, CA

For the full list of winners, CLICK HERE

The  Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

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