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City of Albuquerque Recognized for use of Technology to Help Address Challenges

City puts technology to use to help improve quality of life, public safety, and government accessibility.
November 15, 2023

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) ranked the City of Albuquerque fourth among cities with populations of 500,000 or more. The Digital Cities Survey recognizes cities utilizing technology to strengthen cybersecurity, enhance transparency, digital privacy rights, and digital equity, and those finding innovative ways to support solutions for social challenges facing cities today.

“Consecutive recognition by the CDG inspires us to use technology to make Albuquerque a better place to learn, live and grow,” said Mark Leech, Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation. “We are continually seeking the best resources, and measuring their impact to bring the highest benefit of our residents.”

The Department of Technology and Innovation supported the expansion of the Real Time Crime Center with state-of-the-art technology to significantly improve coverage for the Albuquerque Police Department and provide them with the immediate information they need to fight crime.

“Technology is an important tool that we use to help make our city safer and improve quality of life for our families,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We will continue to use forward-thinking strategies to support our goals and make government work better for the people it serves.”

The City was also commended by the CDG for facilitating more internet infrastructure, its digital communication strategies, and strides 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. DTI has also advanced its Albuquerque Smart Communities strategies and collaborations to implement smart technology across Albuquerque.

The CDG is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology polices and best practices in state and local government.