Arlington County of Virginia has been ranked No. 1 in its category on the Center for Digital Government’s 2020 awards for Top Digital Counties for the fourth time in the past five years. In 2019, it ranked No. 2 among counties with populations of 150,000 to 249,900. The rankings are based on how well counties are using websites and technology to engage with county residents.
According to wtop.com, “The nonprofit Center for Digital Government names Arlington’s digital equity program a national model, providing digital connections for the most disadvantaged populations. It also gets high marks for education, training, and programs that enable residents to take full advantage of available resources, such as libraries and other county facilities that offer outdoor, drive-up digital connections.”
As per wtop.com, “The report also ranks the top technologies and initiatives that have increased focus for counties this year, including cybersecurity (No. 1 for the seventh year in a row), budget and cost control, citizen engagement, disaster recovery and business intelligence. It notes 78% of U.S. counties have seen an increase in the need for cybersecurity staff this year.”