Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, has been ranked fourth in the nation by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) for its use of technology to improve various aspects of governance. The CDG’s Digital Cities Survey acknowledges cities’ efforts to enhance cybersecurity, transparency, digital privacy rights, and digital equity.
Mark Leech, Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation, expressed his excitement about the recognition and the opportunity to continue using technology to improve the city. The department played a critical role in supporting the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center, providing state-of-the-art technology to help combat crime effectively.
Mayor Tim Keller emphasized the importance of technology in enhancing safety and quality of life for residents. He highlighted the city’s commitment to utilizing forward-thinking strategies to improve government services.
In addition to its recognition for technological innovation, Albuquerque was commended for its efforts to expand internet infrastructure and digital communication strategies. The establishment of the city’s first Broadband Office has helped increase access to reliable and affordable internet for homes and businesses.
The Department of Technology and Innovation has also been actively pursuing smart technology initiatives through its Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations with other cities around the world.
The CDG is a national research and advisory institute that focuses on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Its recognition of Albuquerque reflects the city’s commitment to utilizing technology to improve governance while also ensuring that all residents have access to essential services.
Overall, Albuquerque’s recognition as a top-ranked city by CDG highlights its ongoing commitment to using technology effectively and efficiently in all areas of governance.