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The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce Alabama is making big progress in multiple areas of digital technology.

The results of the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey have been released and show Alabama achieving an overall grade of B-. That is up from the C+ it rated in 2016. Alabama was one of only 17 states that showed improvement. Under the Digital States criteria, a grade of B reflects states that are trending up.

OIT is proud of the work it did in assisting the state with the survey and was committed to increasing Alabama’s previous score. OIT facilitated the conversation between various agencies, analyzed and assigned the questions to multiple agencies and IT directors, compiled the data, and submitted the report for the state.

The Digital States Survey evaluated states based on a set of criteria that included actions supporting state priorities and policies to improve operations or services, savings and benefits, progress since the last survey, innovative and citizen-centric services, and effective collaboration.

“Seventeen states improved their grades, an indication that states continue to make smart technology investments and are successfully leveraging those investments to improve services and efficiencies across all aspects of government,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the Center for Digital Government.

Survey results also revealed cybersecurity, shared services, cloud computing and IT staffing remain the states’ top four priorities. You can read more about Alabama’s achievement here.