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Posted on: September 1, 2020

New Castle County information systems ranked 8th nationally by Center for Digital Government

New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer congratulated the County Information System team on their achievement on being ranked 8th among counties with population of 500,000-999,999.

The rankings, announced by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) broadcasted the results during the 18th annual Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, 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. The official announcement can be found HERE.

“We are very proud of our nationally recognized Information Systems team,” New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer said. “Your county government has delivered honest, transparent and efficient government, even in the face of a global pandemic.”

From the beginning of the Meyer administration, the leadership team made updating New Castle County’s information systems a priority. Michael Hojnicki, Chief of Technology and Administrative Services, worked with his team to develop and implement a plan that included rebuilding the network infrastructure, delivering a centralized voice communication system, migrating systems to the cloud, and redesigning cybersecurity defenses. With a modernized infrastructure, information systems completed critical upgrades to core business applications across all departments.

“This is a tribute to the hard work of the men and women of the County information systems team,” Hojnicki said. “It is truly amazing to see the amount of work the small team has accomplished over the past 3 ½ years and we have no doubt that New Castle County will continue to benefit from our investment in technology for years to come.”

County Executive Meyer would like to personally thank all the members of the IS team: Michael Hojnicki, Jon Yearly, Greg, Andries, Judy Appleton-Roney, Sande Bowden, Robert Crisco, Vijay Danthuluri, Brian Donovan, Jim Erisman, Jackie Griffin, George Hantzandreou, Sudha Jampana, Jason Lilley, Charles Lockwood, Fred Massie, Sam Montgomery, Derek Patrick, Joshua Pedicone, Hayat Rabbani, Mark Schubert, Kamlesh Sheth, Stacey Sowers, Brad Stickels, Adrienne Thompson, Steve Weidner and Pete Wiggins.

500,000 – 999,999 Population Category

1st County of Ventura, Calif.

2nd Prince George’s County, Md.

3rd Snohomish County, Wash.

3rd Westchester County, N.Y.

4th DeKalb County, Ga.

5th Gwinnett County, Ga.

6th Baltimore County, Md.

7th San Joaquin County, Calif.

8th New Castle County, Del.

9th County of San Mateo, Calif.

10th County of Chester, Pa

About the Center for Digital Government

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

About National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


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