The City of Albuquerque has recently been recognized as the fourth-ranked city among those with populations of 500,000 or more by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). This recognition highlights the city’s commitment to utilizing technology to enhance various aspects such as cybersecurity, transparency, digital privacy rights, and digital equity.
Mayor Tim Keller expressed his excitement about the consecutive recognition by CDG and the opportunity to use technology to improve the city. He highlighted the city’s efforts to expand internet infrastructure, digital communication strategies, and progress in smart infrastructure initiatives.
The Department of Technology and Innovation played a key role in supporting these efforts by providing state-of-the-art technology to combat crime effectively through initiatives like the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center. Mark Leech, Director of this department, expressed his enthusiasm about this recognition and their ability to continue using technology to improve the city.
The establishment of Albuquerque’s first Broadband Office has also been instrumental in increasing access to reliable and affordable internet for homes and businesses. Additionally, Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations have been actively pursued by the Department of Technology and Innovation to further promote smart technology initiatives.
As a national research and advisory institute, CDG focuses on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Their recognition of Albuquerque reflects its commitment to utilizing technology to improve residents’ lives while enhancing governance overall.