Gloucester gets high marks for digital technology

- Posted on Jul 31, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Photo: Gloucester County’s information technology department received a 2013 Digital Counties Survey award from the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties again this year. Among those responsible for the award are, front row from left, Geographic Information Systems staff Rita Taylor, Holly Stallman, Jacki Schroeder, Joe Looker; second row, Information Technology (IT) staff Michelle Croxton, Jennifer White, Daniel McGowan; third row, IT director Scott Varner, staff Di Cookson, Brian Burchett, Kenneth Lawson and, not pictured, IT support technician Stephen Blue. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Gloucester County’s information technology department received a 2013 Digital Counties Survey award from the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties again this year. Among those responsible for the award are, front row from left, Geographic Information Systems staff Rita Taylor, Holly Stallman, Jacki Schroeder, Joe Looker; second row, Information Technology (IT) staff Michelle Croxton, Jennifer White, Daniel McGowan; third row, IT director Scott Varner, staff Di Cookson, Brian Burchett, Kenneth Lawson and, not pictured, IT support technician Stephen Blue. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Gloucester County was named as one of the most advanced digital counties in 2013. The county’s information technology department received a 2013 Digital Counties Survey award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Gloucester was in the less than 150,000 population category. This is the sixth time the county’s IT department has received the award.

The focus of this year’s survey was evaluating the results achieved through the use of technology in the areas of adaptive leadership, computing, networking, applications, data and cyber security, governance, project management, funding, energy management, business continuity, disaster recovery, performance benchmark reporting, citizen engagement through a web presence, and innovation.

"Counties across the country are aligning technology initiatives with executive strategic priorities to provide vital cost savings and administrative efficiencies," said NACo executive director Matthew Chase. "The Digital Counties Survey identifies best practices and innovative uses of technology crucial with today’s constrained budgets to maintaining and even improving service levels."