January 2, 2013 By News Report
Photo: (Left to right) Daniel Gecker, chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors; Barry Condrey, CIO Chesterfield County; Jay Stegmaier, county administrator; Derrick Honea from McAfee Software, one of the program sponsors, at the awards presentation last month.
Chesterfield County, Va., received awards last month for its county government website and for its use of digital technology to improve operations and better serve the public. The county's chesterfield.gov was judged to be among the best county-government websites in the nation, and the county placed fifth nationwide in the Digital Counties Survey,
The Digital Counties and Best of the Web surveys are a product of The Center for Digital Government, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and e.Republic’s Digital Communities Program.
For more information on Chesterfield County's award, go to the county's website.
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.