July 18, 2019
York County has been named one of the nation's top digital counties by The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). York County placed third in the category of counties with a population of 150,000 or less.
York County moved from sixth place to third place this year due to:
- Increased focus on security education, not only for staff but for local businesses and the public through a series of presentations
- Cost Savings, most notably in its new all-in-one unified communications software replacing the old telephone system, for almost $30,000 saved to the County coffers
- Increased Interagency Collaboration, working with the local school division and mental health agency bringing them online with the modernized financial software
"York County has increased its focus on security of our system and because of interoffice education and the dedication of our entire staff, the impact of malicious emails that could affect the network has been reduced by 500 percent," said Adam Frisch, Director of York County's Information Technology department.
According to a CDG and NACo joint press release, "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."
Additional information is available at https://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Digital-Counties-Survey-2019-Results.html