Westchester named top digital county

By Aleesia Forni

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Westchester County was named one of the top digital counties in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year through a survey conducted by The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.

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 projects.

Westchester took 8th place among counties with a population of 500,000 or more.

“This award recognizes how the hardworking employees in our IT department are leveraging technology every day to deliver critical services and improve the lives of our residents,” Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino said. “It is nice to know that Westchester County is a leader in its field, from cybersecurity to social media.”

Westchester’s chief information officer John McCaffrey said innovation is central to running an effective 21st century local government.

“For Westchester, this means strategic investments in a world-class telecommunications network, advanced applications and solutions to streamline the delivery of government services, and collaboration with local municipalities,” he added.

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Aleesia Forni
Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

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