Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The City of Augusta’s Information Technology Department ranked second as a top digital city governments announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program.
Ten finalists were chosen in four separate population categories. The Information Technology Department ranked No. 2 in the mid-sized category for cities with a population between 125,000 to 249,999.
According to the release, many factors play into the judging process, including progress on information and communication technology practices made over the past year, return on investment, and a city’s demonstrated ability to innovate and leverage creative practices.
Augusta received recognition because of its open government initiatives that promoted transparency and open data, mobility, finance management, staffing, connectivity, disaster recovery and the use of virtualization techniques, according to the release.
Irving, Texas ranked No. 1 above Augusta.