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Department of Technology Services Receives National Recognition from Center for Digital Government

Montgomery County’s Department of Technology Services (DTS) received a 2010 Digital Government Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Government for its “H1N1 Flu Vaccine On-Line Appointment Booking System.” Montgomery County is one of only five award winners nationwide in the Government-to-Citizen County government award category.

The H1N1 system was developed by DTS in close collaboration with the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. It is among the first on-line flu vaccine scheduling systems developed by a jurisdiction within the State of Maryland. The H1N1 application supplements an existing telephone-based flu vaccination scheduling process.

The H1N1 system is accessible from home or office, and requires no special software or plug-ins to operate.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards recognize outstanding agency and department websites and projects at the application and infrastructure level. Fifty awards were given.

County’s Resource Recovery Facility Earns Gold Award

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has presented its 2010 Gold Waste to Energy Excellence Award to the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) in Dickerson.

This marks the third time since 1998 that the County’s RRF has earned the award that honors the highest level of excellence among the nation’s nearly 100 waste to energy (WTE) facilities, and it is the fourth major award earned by the facility operated for the County by Covanta Montgomery, Inc.

The award recognizes all aspects of the facility, including engineering design systems and technologies, environmental impacts and regulatory compliance, performance, program planning, worker safety, economics and cost effectiveness, utilization of equipment/systems and technologies, public acceptance, appearance and aesthetics, and innovation and creativity. Read more.    

POSTED AT: Saturday, September 04, 2010 | 2:00:00 AM |
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