July 24, 2013

Survey Names County #1 Digital Jurisdiction Nationwide

Montgomery County has been named top digital jurisdiction in the country in its population category (500,000+) in the 2013 Digital Counties Survey that recognizes the effective and efficient use of digital technologies in serving residents, streamlining operations and achieving measurable benefits.

Survey questions covered areas such as computing, networking, applications, data and cybersecurity, open government and mobile services. The County’s openMontgomery site was cited in a Government Technology article as an example of a digital initiative that enables County residents, businesses, partners and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, and in multiple ways.

“We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts, as increased transparency and better online accessibility to County programs and services are high priorities in this administration,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “We are working hard to make government more accessible and responsive to the people we serve.”

The article also commended the County for “reaching for goals more common in big cities and state governments.”

Montgomery County has placed in the survey’s Top 10 for the past 11 years. Other local counties in the Top 10 were: Fairfax, #3; Prince George’s, #5; and Baltimore, #7.

Read the article in Government Technology.

Read County news release.

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