County Earns ‘Best Practices’ Honors

The New York State Forum for the 2009-2010 year recognized Westchester for its innovative use of technology and increased efficiency by presenting the county with two “Best Practices” awards: one for the Westchester Archives & Records Management (WESTARM) program that manages the storage of inactive public records, and the other for Spatial Analysis for Public Health, a first-of-its-kind intranet application that helps the county respond to a public health event by giving employees access to data needed in an emergency. Both programs were developed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

The NYS Forum, part of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, is a network of public officials and state government organizations that focuses on information management, policy and technology. Awards are given to a limited number of local governments each year to recognize their efforts to improve governmental services.