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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Pierce County IT Wins Two Standing Ovation Awards

Congratulations to all the IT staff who won Standing Ovation Awards! Staff from IT, the Auditor, and Budget and Finance received an award for their work designing a biometric time entry system. The system allows Electio...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Puget Sound Fresh app wins international award for design excellence

The Puget Sound Fresh App is the perfect way for consumers to learn about fresh summer produce or find local farmer markets. Now the popular app has won a 2016 Apex Award for design and overall communications excellence.APEX 2016 is an international comp...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Chuck Buzzard named Washington’s GIS Person of the Year!

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Pierce County’s Chuck Buzzard is a groundbreaking technologist, innovative leader, and partner with many state and local agencies. Chuck has now been named “GIS Person of the Year” for his expertise and countless hours of vol...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Pierce County's Email Migration Featured in New Case Study

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A new case study from data management company Bishop details how Pierce County migrated a legacy email archive system to Office 365. The County worked with Bishop to copy 233 million messages to the Microsoft Cloud, whi...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Puget Sound Fresh app wins national award for best new mobile app

Western Washington farmers and consumers who support local food already love the Puget Sound Fresh app. Both Android and Apple users can use the app to find more than 350 farms and farmers markets, as well as recipes, harvest calendars and events.

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

Pierce County’s next-generation permitting system best in the nation

Pierce County has won a top technology award for creating the most advanced permitting system in the nation. The Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award recognizes the county’s efforts to streamline a key service and save significant money.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

Pierce County makes the top ten list of digital leaders in government

Pierce County has made the list of “Top Ten” digital leaders, according to the 2015 Digital County Survey. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

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Posted on: April 9, 2015

Pierce County moves code to the cloud, improves functionality and access for citizens

Now that the County has finished moving its online charter and code to Code Publishing, a Seattle-based Codification company, citizens and county staff will see and experience increased functionality provided through the new site. The overall responsibili...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

County nabs another award for FirstToSee project

Pierce County’s FirstToSee project has received an award for being among the best new tech sites and mobile apps in the Northwest. FirstToSee leverages the latest technology so the public and first responders can quickly share information in a disaster.

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Posted on: August 12, 2014

Pierce County wins global achievement award for GIS mapping and road asset management

Pierce County has won an international award for using GIS mapping tools to better manage storm drains and other road assets. The Environmental Science and Research Institute (ESRI) recognized Pierce County’s leadership in managing key infrastructure. Imp...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Pierce County wins national technology award from International Association of Emergency Managers

Pierce County has won a national award for using the latest Web technology to help locate abducted children. The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) recognized the County’s Lead Management System for a Technology & Innovation Award....Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Pierce County wins national awards for District Court Live Chat and the FirstToSee emergency system

Pierce County leads the nation when it comes to using technology to better serve the Courts and protect the public in a disaster. That’s why the County has received three national awards for District Court’s Live Chat and the FirstToSee emergency system.

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Posted on: July 11, 2013

Pierce County wins national awards for voter project and emergency mobile app

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Last year, Pierce County completed a redistricting project affecting nearly every local voter in just five weeks. The county also started using the latest mobile technology to track damage to roads, bridges, and buildings during floods, fires and other di...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Pierce County wins national awards for voter project and emergency mobile app

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Last year, Pierce County completed a redistricting project affecting nearly every local voter in just five weeks. The county also started using the latest mobile technology to track damage to roads, bridges, and buildings during floods, fires and other di...Read on...