Oneida County lauded for technology initiatives

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For the third year in a row, Oneida County has been named one of America’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.

Oneida County finished in the top 10 in the 150,000-249,000 population category in the 15th annual Digital Counties Survey, which identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide.

“Once again, Oneida County is leading the way with our technology initiatives to streamline delivery of government services, encourage collaboration and shared services and enhance cybersecurity,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our Central Services Department and all others involved in pushing our county toward technological advancements from the digitization of records and documents to fostering communication with the public through our website and social media.”

The survey results are based on the following characteristics that comprise Digital Counties:

  • Open: Transparency, Open Data and Data Governance.
  • Mobile: Mobility and Mobile Applications.
  • Engaged: Social Media, Portal and Citizen Engagement.
  • Collaborative: Shared Services and Collaboration Initiatives.
  • Secure: Cybersecurity Measures and Initiatives.
  • Staffed/ Supported: Hiring and Retaining Competent IT Personnel.
  • Connected: Broadband and Wireless Infrastructure.
  • Efficient: Budget, Cost Control and Performance Measures.
  • Resilient: Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations.
  • Innovation and Best Practices.

“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 of the Center for Digital Government. “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.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. It is a division of e.Republic, a national media and research company focused on state and local government and education.

The National Association of Counties covers America’s 3,069 county governments.

For a list of winners visit www.govtech.com/dc/digital-counties/Digital-Counties-Survey-2017-Winners-Announced.html.

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