Fairfax County recently ranked No. 2 in the 2022 Digital Counties Survey by The Center for Digital Government, in partnership with National Association of Counties. The survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.
This year’s ranking celebrated several technology innovations including the county’s comprehensive cybersecurity program, which uses next generation technologies to be ahead of emerging security threats. The county’s new data analytics framework and digital equity work were also highlighted.
“Our investments over the past several years in technology are critical to shaping the future of Fairfax County,” said County Executive Bryan Hill. “We will continue to strive for the best and most efficient ways to deliver services digitally to our residents and employees, while also taking the threats of cybersecurity very seriously. I am proud of our Department of Information Technology, our IT staff in departments and all who contribute to a first-class technology program. The Board of Supervisors should also be commended for its continued investment and support that enable our success.”
Fairfax County has often been ranked in the top 10 as a technical innovator over the last 20 years -- in the top five for nine consecutive years and earning first place three times.