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The City of Albuquerque has been ranked fourth in the nation among cities with populations over 500,000 by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). The recognition highlights the city’s commitment to using 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 use technology to improve the city. The department played a key role in supporting the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center, providing 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 technology use, Albuquerque was commended for its efforts to expand internet infrastructure and digital communication strategies. The establishment of its first Broadband Office has helped increase 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 with local partners. These initiatives aim to improve city services and enhance overall governance through innovation in areas such as transportation, energy efficiency, waste management, public safety, and community engagement.

By Editor

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