The City's Information Technology Department was recently recognized with two distinctions, Excellence in IT Practices, and Innovation Award, by MISAC (Municipal Information Systems Association of California). The awards were presented during the 15th annual MISAC conference in San Diego. Charles Kalil, Information Technology Director, and Anand Rao, Information Technology Manager, accepted the awards.
Awarded to only two cities in Orange County, the Excellence in IT Practices was presented to the City for its outstanding governance and operation practices. The selection process evaluated ten different subject areas: Budget and Strategic Planning; Purchasing; Operations and Staffing; Customer Satisfaction; Internet; Project Management and Application Development; Professional Development and Training; Disaster Recovery; Security; and GIS. To be awarded with a rating of excellence, an agency must meet at least six of the ten practice areas.
Presented to only one agency in California, the Innovation Award recognizes exceptional efforts made towards improving services, processes, and elevating productivity.
The City received the Innovation Award for its development of an internal computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes public information. The software was developed in response to Senate Bill 272, which requires state and local agencies to make records available for public inspection through a catalog of enterprise systems.
The City’s Enterprise Systems Catalog, developed by Rachot Moragraan, Information Technology Programmer, was shared with all MISAC agencies and has been accessed by 90 municipal organizations throughout the state.
The software supports the City’s mission to provide transparency and accuracy to the public, and is available through the Open Government portal.
For more information, contact the Information Technology Department at (714) 741-5225.