August 29, 2012 By News Report
The Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program have launched the twelfth annual Digital Cities Survey!
In 2012, the survey focuses on outcomes -- the results achieved through the use of technology. What was good practice is still a matter of survival in the wake of the fiscal crisis. Survey questions have been streamlined and condensed, incorporating the use of matrices and check-off lists.
The survey is open to all U.S. cities and consolidated city and county governments with populations of 30,000 or more.
Submissions are due Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
The Center’s awards are based on four population classifications. Top-ten ranked cities will be honored at an awards reception held during the National League of Cities annual convention on Nov. 30 in Boston. Additionally, winners will be featured on govtech.com, in Digital Communities articles and the Center’s best practices and thought leadership publications.
The Center thanks survey underwriters AT&T; McAfee, ShoreTel, and Sprint for their support of cities across the nation.
If you have any questions or if the city responded last year and a copy of the response is needed, please contact Janet Grenslitt, Surveys and Awards Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.