10 California cities have earned high marks in the 2017 Digital Cities Survey, an annual ranking of how municipalities across the state and nation are using tech innovation to improve on cybersecurity, citizen engagement, government responsiveness and government efficiency.

The rankings were issued this week by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Techwire and its sister publication Government Technology are part of the e.Republic portfolio.

Cities submit entries explaining their IT achievements, with the ultimate goal being the acceptance and sharing of best practices.

The graphic accompanying this story breaks out the California cities that were among the national winners. A larger examination of the national winners appears in Government Technology with the following explanation:

“Across the winning cities, IT leaders are looking at ways to make government more efficient, more effective and more responsive to citizen needs. They pursue technology not as an end in itself but as a means to an end.”

Over the summer, Techwire published the results of how California's top-ranked counties performed in the Center for Digital Government's survey of U.S. counties. 

For more information about the Center for Digital Government surveys, contact Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards.