Arlington Named Top Ten Digital County
Arlington is ranked one of the Top Ten in the Center for Digital Government's 2011 Digital Counties Survey. The award recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology. “The Digital Counties Survey identifies the very best examples of how counties are aligning technology to support strategic priorities and create crucial operational and administrative efficiencies,” said NACo Executive Director Larry E. Naake.
ACE Wins Technology Solution Awards
Arlington County was recognized by the Public Technology Institute with a Technology Solution Award for our Assessment and Collection Enterprise (ACE) system, which replaced a dozen 25 year-old mainframe, Access, and Excel-based systems with a single integrated commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software program and a new cashiering system. ACE supports the assessment and collection of ten County taxes and dozens of other County receivables such as utilities, parking tickets, and delinquent payments to various County agencies. The ACE program is driven by the innovative idea of a single, integrated system and standardized processes for the administration of all County taxes vs. the local government norm of a separate system and processes for each tax. (March 2011)
Governors Technology Award
The prestigious Governors Technology Award (pdf) was given to the joint CAD2CAD Exchange project that connects the 911 dispatch centers in Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, and City of Alexandria. The CAD2CAD Exchange is the first in the nation built to federally-recognized standards for interoperability of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD). (2010)
2009 Digital Governance Award
Arlington's Web hosting service, Granicus, Inc., announced the winners of its 2009 Digital Governance Awards. Arlington County won national first place in the Excellence in Disseminating Government Information category for its distribution of Arlington Virginia Network (AVN) programs, public service announcements and video clips on department websites throughout the County. Read more.
Neighborhood Payment Program Recognized for Technology Excellence
Arlington County’s Neighborhood Payment Program was cited as a Solutions award winner by the Public Technology Institute, which recognizes local governments that can demonstrate how they apply technology to improve service delivery, reduce operating costs and create new revenue opportunities. The Neighborhood Payment Program utilizes kiosk-type payment machines located at 7-Eleven stores throughout Arlington County, enabling residents to make payments at locations conveniently located in their own neighborhoods. In 2008, more than 7,000 taxpayers have used the Neighborhood Payment Program. (2008)
Arlington Wins Regional Award
Arlington's Regional Data Exchange Hub Project for first responders received a Regional Partnerships award at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s 60th anniversary celebration on Dec. 7, 2007. The awards honor partnerships or coalitions which make important contributions to regional cooperation and collaboration that improve regional services, programs and activities.
Arlington, Virginia Honored with 2007 CIO 100 Award
CIO magazine has named Arlington, Virginia as a recipient of its prestigious 20th annual CIO 100 Award, which recognizes Arlington's innovative Emergency Technology Support Unit. The County’s Department of Technology Services is being recognized for revolutionizing Public Safety and Emergency Operations across the Washington Metropolitan region with the nation’s first Emergency Technology Support Unit (ETSU), a new classification of mobile command vehicle designed specifically for emergency and field operations. Read more.
Top 10 Digital County
Arlington was named one of the Top 10 Digital Counties in the United States in an annual survey by the Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties (NACo). Placing in the Top 5 in its category, Arlington tied for third place (for counties with 150,000-249,999 residents). Read more.