On October 11, 2017, the City of El Mirage was one of a handful of governments to be recognized by the National Center for Digital Government. The Information Technology Department received the Special Innovation Award for its work on the City’s secure Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network to protect the systems that operate the City's water treatment plant.
In recent years, the City of El Mirage redesigned its network with a security minded focus. The City’s network and technology landscape was documented and audited against industry IT security best practices. This investment has resulted in a secure, stable network that also serves the Citizens through free wifi at City facilities and major parks.