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(Fri., Nov. 4, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced that the City and County of Honolulu is a first-place winner in the 10th anniversary Digital Cities Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and its Digital Communities Program.
The annual survey spotlights municipalities that best show how information and communication technology are used to enhance public service.
“This prestigious award recognizes the hard work and collaboration of many city employees and our partners,”
The Center judges cities on the criteria of enterprise applicability or impact across multiple program areas, measurable progress from the prior year, hard dollar savings or soft dollar benefits as a result of technology use, innovation and a demonstration of effective collaboration.
“As citizens continue to expect more and budgets continue to shrink, technology-based tools are needed to streamline operations, reduce costs and encourage citizen participation,” said Honolulu Department of Information Technology Director Gordon Bruce. “We are humbled with such recognition and are driven to do even more.”
“Cities that are investing in technology are capturing cost savings that are critical to continuity of operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services,” said Todd Sander, director of Digital Communities, in a statement announcing the winners. “The highest-ranking cities in the survey showed great strides in consolidating, enabling shared services, government transparency and communications interoperability. We applaud these innovators as they work in the spirit of collaboration to provide extraordinary value to constituents despite budget setbacks.”
Contact: Department of Information Technology Director Gordon Bruce, 768-7601 or firstname.lastname@example.org