CIO Leadership Task Force provides a unique forum for Chief Information Officers from the
largest cities and counties in the U.S. to privately interact, both through an online
collaboration site and in regular face-to-face meetings. It offers these leaders an on-going
opportunity to share information and experiences, and to discussing IT challenges facing larger
The Digital Infrastructure Task Force is a collaborative networking group for government IT
professionals. Through timely exchange of information and experiences, both online and through
regular face to face meetings, municipal and regional government members help each other to
make smarter technology decisions for their communities.
The Law Enforcement Task Force is a collaborative networking group for local law enforcement
officials from across the nation. In online and regular face to face meetings, both sworn and
civilian law enforcement officials come here to discuss technology trends, collaboration and
information sharing opportunities within the local law enforcement community.
This Best Practices Quick Reference Guide is a compilation of examples from the 2013 Digital Cities and Counties Surveys showcasing the innovative ways local governments are using technological tools to respond to the needs of their communities. It is our hope that by calling attention to just a few examples from cities and counties of all sizes, we will encourage further collaboration and spark additional creativity in local government service delivery.
In Michigan and Minnesota counties, wireless voting via the AT&T network has brought speed, efficiency and accuracy to elections - another illustration of how mobility and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology help governments to bring superior services and communication to constituents.
The City of Palo Alto, California, a 2013 Center for Digital Government Digital City Survey winner, has officially proclaimed “open” to be the default setting for all city data. Are they courageous or crazy?
Digital Communities (DC) is e.Republic‘s local government program. The particular strength
of DC is its focus on encouraging collaboration and creating productive relationships between and
among cities, counties, regions and select private sector companies uniquely positioned to help
improve the delivery of public services.