The city of Albuquerque has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) as one of the top cities in the country when it comes to using technology to improve various aspects such as cyber security, transparency, digital privacy rights and digital equality. The city was praised for its innovative solutions to social challenges and its use of advanced strategies to improve government services.
Mark Leech, Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation, expressed his excitement at this recognition and emphasized the importance of technology in improving the city’s operations. The department has been instrumental in supporting the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center and providing state-of-the-art technology to effectively fight crime.
Mayor Tim Keller also emphasized the importance of technology in improving the safety and quality of life for residents. He highlighted the city’s commitment to expanding Internet infrastructure, digital communication strategies, and progress in smart infrastructure initiatives.
One key factor that contributed to this recognition was the establishment of Albuquerque’s first broadband office, which has helped increase access to reliable and affordable internet for homes and businesses. Additionally, the Department of Technology and Innovation is actively pursuing smart technology initiatives through its Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations with other organizations.
Overall, CDG’s recognition for Albuquerque highlights the city’s dedication to using technology to improve governance and enhance residents’ lives.