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Clackamas County broadband project named 2014 Center for Digital Government survey winner

Clackamas County’s Technology Services Department has been honored as tops in the nation in the prestigious 2014 Digital Counties Survey by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The annual survey identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties. Clackamas County was honored for counties with populations ranging from 250,000 to 500,000.

The survey reviews services and initiatives provided by U.S. counties and considers innovation, efficiency, productivity, sustainability and overall use of technology to meet the growing demands of counties and citizens.

Other first place awards in the Digital Government Survey were:

  • San Francisco County which developed a top-notch open data site and created standards for the collection and free distribution of open data, as well as the social media center’s use of innovative analytics to track public sentiment.
  • Charles County, Md., is utilizing a large number of open source tools for tremendous cost savings, including the complete redesign of the website and content management system.
  • Roanoke County, in Virginia, established a partnership with state and federal law enforcement agencies in a data-driven approach to crime prevention, integrating location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources.
  • The full list of winners can be found here.

    To learn more about the Clackamas County Technology Services initiatives that were evaluated for this award visit http://www.clackamas.us/ts/initiatives.html.

    “This recognition is a great honor for Clackamas County,” said Clackamas County Chief Information Officer Dave Cummings. “This validates all the innovation and hard work of the Technology Services staff partnering with the County departments and County leadership, all striving to provide the best services possible to the citizens of Clackamas County.

    For more information, please contact Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or theider@co.clackamas.or.us

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