Dutchess nationally recognized for technology – Mid Hudson News

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Government is the number two ranked mid-size county government in the nation for its use of technology according to the 2020 Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).
Dutchess County’s technology is credited with keeping residents updated and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The county’s IT department also made it possible for county employees to work remotely while still providing services to the public.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “From rapidly rolling out resources so County employees could safely work from home to developing innovative technology to ensure there was uninterrupted access to essential services and the latest COVID-19 data and information, OCIS played a critical role in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to be the number two ranked mid-size county government in the Digital Counties Survey, recognizing our efforts to use technology to help residents and employees alike feel connected as we all stayed apart to help stop the spread of the virus.”
In March, the County’s Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) mobilized to help shift to remote access for employees as seamlessly as possible during …

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