Sacramento County, CA

07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 12:06

U.S. Leader in Innovative Technology Practices

Sacramento County endeavors to deliver streamlined government services by implementing initiatives that encourage open data and collaboration, while enhancing cybersecurity and best practices. The Center for Digital Government's 2018 Digital Counties Survey acknowledged these efforts by awarding Sacramento County with a fifth place ranking among U.S. counties for deploying innovative technology practices.
Rami Zakaria, Sacramento County Chief Information Officer and Director of the Department of Technology, said, 'Our use of technology is constantly evolving to create cost efficiencies that support Sacramento County goals, strengthens our information security, encourages transparency and engages citizens to make life better for all residents and businesses. We are thrilled to be recognized in the top 10 of the Digital Counties Survey once again.'

The Digital Counties Survey evaluates and pinpoints emerging best technology practices that protect and better informs citizens in counties across the U.S. and are based on the following key characteristics:

  • Open: Transparency / Open Data / Data Governance
  • Citizen-centric: Government Experience (Mobile, Engaged, Digital Services)
  • Collaborative: Shared Services / Collaboration Initiatives
  • Secure: Cybersecurity Measures / Initiatives
  • Staffed/Supported: Hiring and Retaining Competent IT Personnel
  • Connected: Broadband / Wireless Infrastructure
  • Efficient: Data-driven; Budget / Cost Control
  • Resilient: Disaster Recovery / Continuity of Operations
  • Innovative: Innovative Initiatives and New Technologies
  • Best Practices

In the survey, Sacramento County's technology efforts were highlighted, ​including: efficiencies to reduce cost such as our paperless initiative; increasing civic engagement through mobile-friendly websites and apps; updating the County's most critical information systems; the implementation of adaptive, multi-layered cyber security measures and continuity of operations; improving access to County services and data; and, collaboration of regional IT partnerships.

2018 Digital Counties Survey Ranking in 1,000,000 or More Population Category:

  • 1st Montgomery County, MD
  • 2nd Wake County, NC
  • 3rd Fairfax County, VA
  • 3rd King County, WA
  • 4th County of Los Angeles, CA
  • 4th Oakland County, MI
  • 5th County of Sacramento, CA
  • 6th Miami-Dade County, FL
  • 6th San Bernardino County, CA
  • 6th County of San Diego, CA
  • 7th County of Alameda, CA
  • 8th Cook County, IL
  • 8th Tarrant County, TX
  • 9th Orange County, FL
  • 10th Palm Beach County, FL
The Center for Digital Government
is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation's only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.