Technology

Technology

Rick Loggins - DIRECTOR


The St. Tammany Parish Department of Technology has been ranked in the top two counties in the nation by the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Digital Survey Awards, in counties with populations of 150,000-249,999. This 2015 recognition marks the fifth consecutive year that the St. Tammany Parish Department of Technology has been recognized, and this ranking is their highest to date. This survey identifies the very best examples of how Counties/parishes make the most of the resources they have at their disposal and use them for digitizing government, including open data and transparency, cybersecurity, procurement, content resource management, emergency preparedness and business continuity. The Center for Digital Government considers the counties recognized as the most innovative and pioneering in the country. 

Information Technology

  • Provide electronic options for delivering and receiving information and services, increased efficiency in related operations, and increased data accuracy & accessibility.
  • Maintain a stable, secure and recoverable technical environment to assure the delivery of information & services to the community and to parish workers.
  • Provide adequate computer services & associated standards to support the business needs of the parish.

Geographic Information Systems

  • The GIS department provides maps and graphics by compiling & analyzing geographic data from a variety of sources including census, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs & existing archive maps & data.
  • In addition, the GIS department is responsible for continuously updating and verifying the GIS database to ensure the best possible data accuracy.

ARCHIVE MANAGEMENT

  • The Archive department plans & develops archival collections, including participation in the establishment & implementation of policies and standards for the archival goals.
  • Coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, maintenance & preservation of valuable material, and the disposition of inconsequential material. Analyzes and evaluates print and/or non-print materials to appraise value to posterity.
  • Advises and assists researchers in the application of archival materials in research activities, & recommends pertinent materials available in libraries, private collections, or other sources for inclusion in archives.