North Carolina Makes the Digital Grade
by CCED, on 9/20/16 1:08 PM
The nation’s “digital report card” has been released and North Carolina earned a grade worth bragging about.
An official release noted that "North Carolina greatly improved, climbing a full letter grade from a C+ to a B+, which is the highest the state has received since grading began."
Additionally, North Carolina was recognized as number five in the country for exemplary work in Citizen Engagement.
The survey is based on data gathered by the Center for Digital Government.
The survey summary noted: “North Carolina is expanding its innovation efforts through programs like the Innovation Center where agencies can test tech, and taking a wide view of the Internet of Things by not only exploring its uses in different public settings, but also helping local governments find ways to implement it.”
The summary also highlighted the Broadband Infrastructure Office, established in 2015, which “acts as a statewide resource for connectivity initiatives and aligns the need to expand access with FirstNet public safety network planning.”
“I’m extremely proud of all that we’ve accomplished over the past two years,” State Chief Information Officer Keith Werner said in a statement. “Governor Pat McCrory believes that technology is the key to modernizing state government. We’ve made great strides in improving the way we deliver services to the citizens of North Carolina, and it’s an honor to have that work recognized by the Center for Digital Government.”
North Carolina was among 17 states reported to be "trending up" in performance.