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In cities of more than 250,000 residents, Baltimore ranks high in digital acumen.
This according to the Center for Digital Government, a national research organization that studies the blending of information technology and municipal governance, which ranked Baltimore ninth in its 13th annual Digital Cities Survey. According to Government Technology, more weight was given to cities with “open government initiatives that promoted transparency and open data, mobility, finance management, staffing, connectivity, cybersecurity, shared services, cloud computing, disaster recovery and the use of virtualization techniques.”
As to exactly what that means, gb.tc explains: “As part of the survey application, each city submits its top ten projects focusing on citizen engagement, policy, operations and technology and data.”
Among the projects sent in by the City of Baltimore were:
- Hack the Parks, the city’s first civic hacking competition that wrapped up in September
- the OpenBaltimore data portal
- and BaltimoreCode.org, the online, easy-to-read version of Baltimore’s city charter.
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