The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has ranked the City of Albuquerque fourth among cities with populations of 500,000 or more in its Digital Cities Survey. This recognition acknowledges the city’s use of technology to strengthen cybersecurity, enhance transparency, safeguard digital privacy rights, and promote digital equity. It also celebrates the city’s innovative approaches to addressing social challenges.
Mark Leech, Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation, expressed the city’s commitment to using technology to improve the quality of life for its residents. He emphasized the city’s ongoing efforts to seek the best resources and measure their impact for the benefit of Albuquerque’s residents.
The Department of Technology and Innovation has supported the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center with state-of-the-art technology, enhancing the Albuquerque Police Department’s crime-fighting capabilities. Mayor Tim Keller emphasized the importance of utilizing technology to make the city safer and improve the overall quality of life for its residents.
The CDG also commended the city for its efforts to facilitate greater internet infrastructure, digital communication strategies, and progress toward smart infrastructure, particularly 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. Additionally, the Department of Technology and Innovation has worked to advance Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations in order to implement smart technology across the city.
The CDG is a nationally recognized research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.