Greensboro Wins National 2018 Digital Cities Survey Award
The City of Greensboro was named one of the top-ranked digital city governments by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), placing eighth among cities with a population between 250,000-499,999, coming in ahead of Wichita, New Orleans and Sacramento. The CDG, a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology polices and best practices in state and local government, lauded Greensboro for its emphasis on resident services as its central IT mission.
Greensboro was recognized for making open data and transparency a top priority which is reflected in its data portal which supports decision-making at the community level. Greensboro’s redesigned website focuses on its resident audience and includes an easy navigation system and interactive tools that make the site more responsive. Since its redesign in February 2018, the City has received three awards for its new website. In the area of security, Greensboro has achieved an ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a globally recognized standard for its cybersecurity management program that protects the City’s systems and programs from threats and cyber attacks. The City is one of only a few worldwide to achieve this prestigious cybersecurity certification.
“The momentum continues to build in Greensboro as we find new and exciting ways to use technology to create transparency and access information and data,” noted Jane Nickles, director of Greensboro’s Information Technology Department. We are honored to be recognized by the Center for Digital Government and will continue to move ahead with new developments to enhance government operations.”
This is the fourth Digital Cities Survey Award for Greensboro.