The Center for Digital Government (CDG) ranked the city of Albuquerque fourth among cities with a population of 500,000 or more. The Digital Cities Survey recognizes cities that use technology to strengthen cybersecurity, increase transparency, digital privacy rights and digital equality, and those that find innovative ways to support solutions to social challenges that cities face today.
“Consecutive recognition from CDG inspires us to use technology to make Albuquerque a better place to learn, live and grow,” said Mark Leech, Director of the Institute for Technology and Innovation. “We are constantly seeking the best resources and measuring their impact to provide the greatest benefit to our residents.”
The Department of Technology and Innovation supported the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center with state-of-the-art technology to significantly improve coverage for the Albuquerque Police Department and provide them with the immediate information they need to fight crime.
“Technology is an important tool that we use to help make our city safer and improve the quality of life for our families,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We will continue to use forward-looking strategies to support our goals and make government work better for the people it serves.”
The city was also praised by the CDG for promoting more internet infrastructure, its digital communication strategies and progress towards smart infrastructure, notably through the establishment of the city’s first broadband office.
The Broadband Office was created to increase access to reliable and affordable internet for all homes and businesses. DTI has also advanced its Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and partnerships to deploy smart technology across Albuquerque.
CDG is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.