Kudos! King County wins recognition for technology practices

Digital CountidzKing County Information Technology is a winner in The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey. The survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through newfound efficiencies; boost transparency, cybersecurity and engagement; or innovate through unique and exciting projects.

King County IT has placed in 12 of the last 13 years we’ve completed. King County tied for fourth place with California’s Alameda County and Miami-Dade County. This year’s showing is the best so far for Puget Sound. King County was recognized for innovation, improved transparency and proactively addressing citizen demands and expectations.

“We enjoy this competition and the opportunity to see what other counties are doing right. It is confirmation that we continue to head in the right direction,” said Bill Kehoe, King County Chief Information Officer. “This year, we’re really focusing on open data and empowering residents and county employees to use all the data to make systems and processes work faster and better.”

A big thanks to all the KCIT employees and their collaborators who make these wins possible! We’re shooting for first place in 2017.