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Albuquerque City’s Forward-Thinking Use of Technology Earns Acclaim


Nov 21, 2023

The City of Albuquerque has been ranked fourth in the country among cities with populations of 500,000 or more by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). This recognition highlights the city’s use of technology to enhance various aspects such as cybersecurity, transparency, digital privacy rights, and digital equity.

Mark Leech, Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation, expressed his excitement about the consecutive recognition by CDG and the opportunity to continue using technology to improve the city. The department played a key role in supporting the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center, providing the Albuquerque Police Department with state-of-the-art technology to combat crime effectively.

Mayor Tim Keller emphasized the importance of technology in enhancing safety and quality of life for residents. He highlighted the city’s commitment to using forward-thinking strategies to improve government services.

In addition to its recognition for its use of technology, Albuquerque was also commended for its efforts to expand internet infrastructure, digital communication strategies, and progress in smart infrastructure initiatives. The establishment of the city’s first Broadband Office has been instrumental in increasing access to reliable and affordable internet for homes and businesses.

The Department of Technology and Innovation has also been actively pursuing smart technology initiatives through its Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations. This includes initiatives such as smart traffic management systems, smart waste management systems, and energy efficiency projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The CDG is a national research and advisory institute that focuses on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Its recognition of Albuquerque reflects the city’s commitment to utilizing technology to improve residents’ lives and enhance governance overall.

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