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  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    ZA: Public Invited to Comment On ICT Strategies

    Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has called on members of the public to provide written inputs on three strategies that are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery.

    The strategies which include the National e-Strategy, National e-Government Strategy and the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises strategy are also aimed at radically transforming the ICT sector to make it more inclusive.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    ZA: State’s ICT plan may benefit small business

    The Information and Communication Technologies road map aims to identify opportunities and support industries and in particular SMMEs

    Small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) will be the major beneficiaries of government’s ambitious ICT road map that seeks to digitise most public services.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    NG: Experts describe technology in government as game changer for development

    Governments at all levels must adopt e-governance in order to effectively serve the citizens, particularly the poor and most vulnerable.

    Experts at the 67th edition of the Digital Jewels’ Information Value Chain Forum held in Lagos, canvassed for people to be more involved in the design and use of public services to improve their well-being, and stressed the need to increase public access to the Internet and promote digital literacy.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    OM: ITA holds survey on public awareness on eGov services

    As part of its vision to achieve e.oman strategy, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) is conducting a survey on “Measuring the Public Awareness on eGovernment Services” during the period from April 20 to 22, 2017.

    The survey targets people in some selected malls and shopping centres in Muscat Governorate only (Avenues Mall, Muscat Grand Mall, Muscat City Center, and Alsahwa Park); in addition to an online survey to be published through the ITA social media accounts.

  • Di
    Apr
    25
    2017
    US: Text-to-911 Available This Summer in Iowa

    Not all cell phone carriers will provide the capability to its customers, but AT&T, iWireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon have committed.

    The standard number for emergencies, 911, has evolved since a universal emergency number was first conceived in 1957. Texting 911 in an emergency could be available by summer according to Iowa’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

  • Di
    Apr
    25
    2017
    Bangladesh gets $74m for e-governance, clean air from World Bank

    The World Bank has signed $74m in two financing deals for Bangladesh to improve the country’s e-governance services and air quality.

    A total of $29 million was allocated for the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project, which will be spent to develop a shared technology infrastructure for government agencies. The money will go to improving efficiency, reducing IT risks and promoting e-government efforts.

  • Mo
    Apr
    24
    2017
    South Africa seeks views on e-govt strategy

    South Africa’s telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has called on the public to provide written input on the ICT roadmap, following approval by Cabinet to gazette the national e-strategy, e-government and ICT SMME support strategies.

    The telecoms department said in a statement that the strategies are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery and make the ICT sector more inclusive.

  • Mo
    Apr
    24
    2017
    KE: New partnership to share health advice on phones

    Such information is necessary to create awareness and sensitise Kenyans on preventable or treatable diseases.

    Kenyans will soon be able to get information on diabetes, heart diseases, cancer and epilepsy on their mobiles phones through a partnership by Safaricom, the Ministry of Health, and five associations that create awareness and support patients and families with the diseases.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    MT: Digital portal for Jobsplus receives e-Business Award

    Icon’s digital solution for Jobsplus (formerly ETC) has received a prestigious award from the Malta Communications Authority for best technology in the e-Government sector. Apart from providing job seekers with matched vacancies and employers with matched CV profiles, it gives stakeholders the opportunity to view and analyse the most common gaps between profiles and enterprise demands.

    The portal developed by Icon is part of a fully-responsive website which can be used seamlessly on desktops, tablets and smartphones alike. With a deep understanding of the recruitment sector, and a highly-qualified team, Icon, a Microsoft and Google Partner, was able to offer a cost-effective solution, designed to be approachable and appeal to a younger audience, in line with the brand strategy recently introduced through the transition from the ETC to Jobsplus.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    BitFury to Work on Blockchain-based eGovernance in Ukraine

    The leading blockchain technology company, Bitfury has announced a partnership with the Government of Ukraine. As a part of the arrangement, the company will be working closely with the State to create a full-fledged eGovernance solution.

    Eastern Europe has been lately exhibiting its technological prowess in the cryptocurrency sector. Ukraine is one of the leading nations in the region to undertake few strong initiatives to promote the use of distributed ledger technology in various segments including eGovernance.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    Ukraine and BitFury launching first ‘full-scale’ blockchain eGovernment pilot

    The State Agency for eGovernment in Ukraine and Bitcoin mining manufacturer BitFury recently announced a memorandum of interaction and cooperation to create “the first full-scale Blockchain eGovernance program for Ukraine."

    According to the announcement, the program will begin with a pilot project introducing Blockchain technology into Ukraine’s eGovernment platform. The pilot will primarily focus on using blockchain technology in state land registries, public services, social security, public health and the energy sector. When the pilot is complete, the program will expand into all other areas, including cybersecurity.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Making change, making change-makers

    A group of youngsters, trained to help spread digital literacy in Maharashtra’s Palghar, is now taking on a larger role

    A group of Adivasis, mostly women, some with babies in their arms, sit together in a small, dark room, looking at a big white screen mounted on a wall. The screen is lit by a projector. A young man, a teenager really, clicks a key on a laptop and a video begins playing. The letters on screen are in English, which most of the people in the room cannot read.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Two websites launches towards realizing Digital Manipur

    As a bold initiative to improve the e-governance in the State, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched two websites at his office chamber today. The newly launched websites are Digital Application for Review by Public and Nation (DARPAN) www.ppmonitor.in and Anti-Corruption Cell www.accmanipur.in.

    Addressing at the formal function of launching the websites, Shri N. Biren Singh said to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the new government has taken such a daring step which is committed to giving transparency, accountability and for a corruption free Manipur to the people of the State.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Gujarat: Ahmedabad: Bootlegging a vocation on police website

    In keeping with http://cpahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in or http://www.spahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in) hosted by the state administration if you live in the city areas or suburbs like Bopal, to register your domestic help or tenant.

    The first step, to register yourself and generate a user ID, you need to fill in a form with your name, address, phone number, etc. Everything seems normal till you get to the vocation/profession (vyavsay in Gujarati) section. The list is exhaustive, with 124 options. However, the list gives you an idea of what the developers consider a vocation.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Arunachal: Digi Dhan Mela concludes

    Total transparency because of IT revolution: Rebia

    The concluding ceremony of the Digi Dhan Mela, an initiative to promote digital payment and cashless transaction, was held on Friday here at Banquet Hall.

    Minister for Urban Development, Town Planning, Housing, Urban Local Bodies Nabam Rebia said IT revolution would bring in total transparency and accountability by ensuring that corruption is rooted out of the system. This, Rebia said, is the essence of true democracy and will thereby make India a vibrant nation.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    US: 3 Cities Pilot Cloud-Based App, Dashboards to Get Smart About Trash and Recyclables

    Each jurisdiction has unique ideas of how the technology can get its trash and recycling issues sorted and move it closer to becoming a smart city.

    In the hope of improving their trash collection and recycling rates, three U.S. cities are testing a new cloud-based platform, app and dashboards from a Georgia-based company that until recently was focused on the private sector.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    US: Why P3s Are the Brains Behind Smart Cities (Industry Perspective)

    Without a public-private partnership, a smart city plan will most likely remain stuck on the drawing board.

    There are a number of converging factors that can turn a municipality’s vision for a smart city into reality: the steady rollout of high-speed public Wi-Fi networks; the rapid evolution of Internet of Things devices that enable people, businesses and government agencies to measure and get data in real time; and the new transportation and business models created by the NATU (Netflix, Tesla, Airbnb, Uber). Just as significant a factor is the renewed embrace among both government officials and business leaders of public-private partnerships (P3s). That’s encouraging, because without a P3, a smart city plan will most likely remain stuck on the drawing board.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    SK: The use of e-letterboxes still minimal

    Companies are obliged to start e-communication as of July, though state authorities are not even fully prepared.

    Paper letters informing recipients about late payments or court rulings will no longer be sent as of this summer. This is the state’s plan after it created e-letterboxes for thousands of entrepreneurs to receive official mail. The plan, however, seems to be endangered as nearly half of the companies have not yet activated their e-letterbox.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    Ukraine Partners with Bitfury to Put All Governmental Data on Blockchain

    Ukraine aims to create an entirely new ecosystem for state projects based on the blockchain technology.

    Ukraine has decided to put a wide range of government data on a blockchain platform. Together with the Bitfury Group, a blockchain company with offices in the United States and overseas, Ukraine will start probably the largest project of such kind.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    Romanian EU-funded project accused of data protection violations

    The Romanian government has been accused of bias in its awarding of EU funding to the country’s intelligence services. The e-Governance project is also facing serious allegations that it violates European and domestic laws on personal data protection.

    A group of Romanian NGOs has submitted a claim to the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) alleging that over €26 million in EU funding has been misappropriated by the Romanian Intelligence Services (SRI) and that the process launched to award the money was unfair.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    PK: Moving beyond e-governance

    A Spanish company is well on its way to turn the Madrid city streets into information platforms, disseminating updates to pedestrians on weather conditions, poor pavements, slippery grounds and coupons for nearby restaurants. The streets will also inform local authorities on use of pathways and occupation of public spaces. The solution known as iPavement uses pavement stones with built-in computing capabilities and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The company is also likely to create a library through city pavements, digitally distributing local works and promoting local writers as pedestrians walk by.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    E-Justice Is a Game Changer for Paraguay

    Antonia Bogado: Pilot Plan Delivers Transparency, Removes Barriers to Access

    Paraguayan officials have finally begun to digitize their justice system, and the South American nation climbed 27 places in the latest biennial UN E-Government Development Index. While the ranking of 95th remains behind the pack, it reflects both the challenges of a developing nation and the importance of addressing this shortcoming.

    Antonia Bogado, a 25-year-old Paraguayan lawyer, explains that the emphasis since 2013 on ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) “aims to implement computerized procedures, meaning that eventually paper documents will be replaced by their digital versions. It seeks to take advantage of all available technology to institute justice more efficiently.”

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    NG: Postal sector to get technology orientation next month

    The reforms expected to bring the anticipated positive change to the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), responsible for postal administration and services in the country, is expected to commence next month.

    The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who disclosed this to The Guardian, at a post-event interview in Lagos on Monday, said the reform is expected to be launched in the first week of May.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    IN: Aadhaar: The Brainwave of Crony Capitalism?

    When asked about why India chose to go with the UID/Aadhaar model when several countries like France, Britain and Germany have disbanded such identification projects, Nandan Nilekani, a former official of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) replied in an interview to Business Line, “Their purpose was not development, inclusion, saving government money or curbing corruption. How can you compare Aadhaar with the smart card project in some other country? Even I would have disbanded those”.

    His reply is a classic case of misrepresentation and sophistry. It represents a sample of all the replies UIDAI’s has provided to concerned Indians since its inception.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    SG: Lifestyles may change in a digital society, but our identity should not

    Digitisation, devices such as smartphones and the adaptation of technology have progressed at an amazing pace over the last decade. Paper books have evolved into e-books, DVDs into streamed films, CDs into MP3s, and road maps into GPS.

    Business and personal correspondence fill digital mailboxes. Newspapers and the news flash on screens anywhere, anytime. Facebook has 1.9 billion users, an average person spends 35 minutes a day on the social network, and 350 million photos are uploaded daily.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    Future of cloud and data centres in Indonesia

    • Basic infrastructure such as a reliable power supply must be in place
    • Government driven initiatives such as smart city projects are crucial to further progress

    The Indonesian digital ecosystem is increasingly moving towards utilising cloud and data centres in the government and private sectors to increase transparency and offer faster access.

    At the DCD Indonesia 2017 conference, three local cloud providers share their thoughts on the future of cloud and data centres as well as what it takes to support their growth and implementation.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    What it takes for Singapore’s digital ID system to succeed

    Strong data protection measures and private sector collaboration will be instrumental to the success of Singapore’s upcoming national digital identification system

    Singapore’s upcoming government-led national digital ID system needs strong private sector participation and security safeguards to succeed, according to Gemalto, a digital security specialist.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    CA: Online tax filing is an e-government success story

    Overall, Canadians are satisfied with online tax filing, but privacy concerns and lack of digital skills mean that achieving a fully digital tax system will take time.

    It is tax season once again and Canadians are busy preparing their tax returns. Most filers will submit a return online, either directly through NETFILE or by having an accounting firm or tax preparation company submit it online through EFILE. Electronic filing of taxes has quietly become the most-used electronic service provided by the government of Canada.

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: Hillsborough County, Fla., Uses Real-Time GIS to Target Zika Virus

    The southwest Florida county is modernizing how employees document their work and see their progress in eradicating the virus carrier.

    Aedes Aegypti, watch your back. Officials in one southwest Florida county say 2017 is the year they hope to home in on the Zika virus-carrying mosquito species using a streamlined workflow and a series of new apps and dashboards to stamp out the disease-bearing insect.

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: Federal Mobility Data Helps State, Local Governments to Make More Intelligent Transportation Systems

    The Department of Transportation's data exchange program has made hundreds of data sets available for city and state governments to analyze and utilize.

    Data creation is exponentially increasing. Each day, 2.5 exabytes (2.5 billion gigabytes) are created, and more than 90 percent of all data generation has taken place within the last two years. Nearly everyone with a smartphone in their pocket is constantly gathering data on their location and browsing history, among other things

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands

    Just days after President Donald Trump signed legislation into law allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to sell the personal data of customers, several states moved ahead with legislation to protect the data of their constituents.

    The signature of Donald Trump has landed on a number of controversial bills and orders since he took office Jan. 20. But perhaps none of them have intersected with technology quite the way that the rollback of impending Obama-era Internet privacy protections has.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    Bahraini, Thai IT, e-Government cooperation discussed

    e-Government CEO Mohammed Ali Al Qaed today discussed with Thai Ambassador to Bahrain, Chayapan Bamrungphong, ways to promote cooperation in the field of IT and e-Government.

    The two sides also discussed creating new joint venture investment opportunities in various areas.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    US: Can Startups Spur Civic Innovation?

    Startups may be a smart way for resource-strapped leaders in state and local government to address civic stress points.

    Just as emergent and popular technologies are changing how businesses interact with customers, they're also boosting citizen awareness and expectations for savvy services. Fortunately, a new generation of government is ready to apply these promising solutions to problems plaguing public service—and to drive innovation. But breaking away from legacy IT is often cumbersome, and complex procurement processes and budget limitations restrain forward momentum. Indeed, the pace of implementing tech changes in government can be described as lethargic at best.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    GB: Tackling distrust of government over personal data

    How can the government reassure the public about how it is using personal data? Our online live chat got to the heart of the matter – here’s a roundup

    We recently ran a livechat on the Guardian public leaders network, where our expert panellists discussed the government’s use of our personal data. Some of the topics included:

    • How can governments best reassure their citizens that they are safeguarding their personal data?
    • When trying to build public trust in how personal data is used by the government, are the barriers to building that trust to do with politics or technology?
    • Which proven or future technical approaches will help governments link up data most safely.
    • Whether this is fundamentally a political issue or a technical issue.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    QA: Mada Center launches e-Accessibility programme

    Mada Assistive Technology Centre launched e-Accessibility programme in coordination with government bodies. The project includes training web developers and designers, audits of the e-accessibility of government websites and putting in place remedial steps as part of a comprehensive consultation process.

    Mada has worked to implement the policy by offering a series of services, including audits, consultations and training. These efforts have been carried out to fulfill center’s goal of empowering people with disabilities and elderly through greater access to information and communication technology.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    MY: Pushing forward on the digital grid

    As we enter the early stages the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), or what has now been coined as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it is now more imperative for governments of major economic countries and businesses to catch up or risk falling behind this new evolution sweeping through global markets. The population is shifting, the young generation of tech-savvy Millennials are rapidly moving into their prime spending years.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Nagpur: Integrated infra facility in city soon

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has hinted at another pilot project aimed at creating a centralized and integrated infrastructure facility linking bus stop, metro station and railway station in the city.

    Gadkari said the centralized facility could either come up at Ajni or Khapri, while shifting the main railway station to Khapri, and will be part of Multi-Model Hub and Smart City project.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    IN: Kerala: Motor vehicles department seeks software support for e-auction

    The motor vehicles department (MVD) has decided to speed up the procedures for introducing e-auction facility.

    The department has approached the architects of the e-governance application (Vahan) under National Transport Project of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and PSUs MSTC Ltd and Keltron for developing the e-auction software.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Bareilly police to develop e-dossier of criminal elements

    In an attempt to boost police department’s efficiency, deputy inspector general (Bareilly range) Ashutosh Kumar has asked his department to maintain digital record of all criminal elements booked at police stations for any offence. The pilot initiative aims at maintaining a digital profile of all criminal elements booked in any case for future reference.

    “As of now, we have no proper profile of criminals at police stations which can be used to aid investigations. Victims can be shown profiles of such existing criminals and may be able to identify a perpetrator. The situation gets aggravated when a cop well versed with the criminal elements under his police station area is transferred elsewhere,” said DIG Kumar.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    IN: Goa: Rohan Khaunte assures of proper governance, implementation of time-bound delivery of govt services

    Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khanute today assured proper governance to the common man and said that implementation of time-bound delivery of government services and e-governance would be put in place within three months.

    Addressing a press conference at the secretariat at Porvorim near the city, he said,'' The government is for the people and the e-Governance programme is set up for the common man who face difficulties. I seek support of the people of Goa and a time-frame of two to three months for the services to fall in place. Our focus is that people of Goa get fast and proper services. We will make sure that the government staff are accountable to the people.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    VN: Hanoi wants Microsoft’s help to become technology incubator

    Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has expressed his hope for cooperation with Microsoft to turn the city into a technology incubator.

    He made the remark while receiving Vice President for Asia Public Sector at Microsoft Stefan Sjöström in Hanoi on April 5, according to Ha Noi Moi daily.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    US: Colorado: Denver Announces 311 System Upgrade with Social Listening Capabilities

    The consolidated city-county is making significant changes to how it interacts with more than 650,000 residents.

    Denver, a consolidated city-county, is making ongoing changes to how it interacts with more than 650,000 residents, resolves service issues and gets ahead of potential community problems as they develop.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    US: How Government Is Reforming IT Procurement and What it Means for Vendors

    The way state and local government buys technology is changing. But how?

    Flexibility. If there’s one thing that everybody involved in government procurement — chief information officers, procurement officials, vendors and civic tech folk — appear to agree on, it’s that the future of government’s technology-buying should be more flexible.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    Mauritius strategises to retain top e-govt ranking

    Mauritius is preparing for a new phase in its e-governance journey as the country's e-government strategy for the years between 2013 and 2017 draws to a close.

    The island nation organised the 4th edition of State Informatics Limited (SIL) e-Government Conference under the theme "Digital Transformation in Public Administration" this week.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    AU: Nerida O’Loughlin: DTA now has all the levers to push the pace after slow progress

    Digital Transformation Agency interim chief Nerida O’Loughlin says the agency now has all the levers it needs to push the pace on digital transformation of public services, as she prepares to hand a steady ship to a new captain.

    Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet recognises its efforts to make dealing with government “simple, fast and easy” have turned out more complicated, slow and difficult than hoped, according to interim Digital Transformation Agency chief executive Nerida O’Loughlin.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    Civil Service Ministry highlights Oman's government services manual

    A meeting was held at the Institute of Public Administration about the government services manual and the code of conduct for the services rendered to customers of all public organisation. The meeting aimed at highlighting a number of issues related to developing public performance, government services manual, the code of conduct for serving customers and the necessary procedures and mechanisms for implementation.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    SG: OneInbox, digital mailbox service for public, to end in June

    Maintenance costs, low take-up rate cited as reasons to close OneInbox, which lets users view govt letters

    Five years after it was introduced, a digital mailbox for the public to receive government correspondence is being shut down in June owing to low take-up rate and the costs to maintain it.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    CH: Bund will E-Voting vorantreiben

    Das Abstimmen per Mausklick ist ein Erfolg. Jetzt will der Bund das E-Voting flächendeckend einführen.

    Abstimmen und Wählen per Mausklick setzt sich immer mehr durch. Bis 2019 sollen zwei Drittel der Kantone die elektronische Stimmabgabe einsetzen. Dieses Ziel hat der Bundesrat am Mittwoch formuliert.

  • Mi
    Apr
    12
    2017
    Swiss e-voting poised for expanded roll-out

    The Swiss authorities are preparing to expand e-voting to more cantons, which would give more citizens the chance to cast their votes electronically. The government on Wednesday said the system should be expanded from its test phase.

    Until now, 14 cantons have at various times allowed Swiss living abroad to vote electronically. Three cantons (Neuchatel, Geneva and Basel City) have operated e-voting systems for Swiss-based citizens. Up to two-thirds of citizens who have been eligible to vote electronically have grabbed the opportunity, proving that strong demand exists, the government said.

  • Mi
    Apr
    12
    2017
    CY: One step closer to e-government

    Cabinet has approved two bills and new regulations concerning an individual’s online signature for government transactions, Under Secretary to the President Constantinos Petrides said on Wednesday.

    Petrides said that this was an important step in the introduction of e-government.

    The idea is that the public “will have to sign, verify and submit through their mobile phones or personal computers, his or her applications or transactions with the government”, he said.

  • Mi
    Apr
    12
    2017
    MT: Mobile Government – A milestone in the evolution of public services

    Government’s vision of allowing access to its services 24x7 would not have been complete without allowing such eServices to evolve and thus facilitating and allowing access to these services from anywhere

    Over the past 15 years MITA has worked towards facilitating the eGovernment programme. This work has served citizens and businesses alike, facilitating and allowing easy access to government services anytime – accessible online 24x7. Government’s vision of allowing access to its services 24x7 would not have been complete without allowing such eServices to evolve and thus facilitating and allowing access to these services from anywhere – thus introducing more mobility in services being rendered.

  • Di
    Apr
    11
    2017
    US: What Digital Engagement Means in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Miguel Navrot’s role has evolved through the years — a shift that reflects how the city wants to “better communicate with people through the digital world.”

    Miguel Navrot’s 10-year career and rise through the ranks at the city of Albuquerque in some ways follows the emergence and growth in significance of municipal government driven by IT, data-driven results and social media communication.

  • Di
    Apr
    11
    2017
    US: 4 Components for Cities Seeking Data-Driven Governance Certification

    Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities initiative created a checklist for cities to determine how well they factor in big data and performance management to effectively govern.

    Trying to recognize the most data-driven cities can be a difficult task, as several factors go into such a decision: the presence of a data portal, for instance, or how much usable information cities are able to extract from that data, or how much data impacts policy decisions. But now, cities have some guidance.

  • Di
    Apr
    11
    2017
    Setting and implementing standards for digital services across the UK government

    OpenGov spoke to Olivia Neal, Deputy Director at Government Digital Services (GDS) UK on the side-lines on the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017. Ms. Neal talked about the new Government Transformation strategy, setting standards and ensuring that they are followed across departments while developing and delivering digital services.

    Q: Can you tell us about your role at GDS?

    I have been Deputy Director in the Standards Assurance area. Our work involves setting standards for building digital services and for procurement of technology and assuring that we meet those standards across the UK government.

  • Mo
    Apr
    10
    2017
    GY: Two technology-driven govt entities merged to push national ICT agenda

    The Ministry of Public Telecommunications announces the 100 percent merger of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) and the eGovernment Project Execution Unit.

    The reconstituted entity, with immediate effect, will be referred to as the National Data Management Authority (NDMA).

  • So
    Apr
    09
    2017
    Saudi Justice Ministry achieves over 90% in excellence stage of e-transaction program

    The Ministry of Justice has achieved the highest rates in its e-transaction services to hit over 90 percent in the excellence stage of its electronic program in 2016, according to a report released by the e-government program Yesser.

    The report divided the ministry’s e-transformation phases into four successive stages: Building, accessibility, excellence and integration.

  • So
    Apr
    09
    2017
    Bahraini ID card for GCC residents, investors

    In line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to provide more facilities to Gulf Cooperation (GCC) residents and investors in Bahrain when conducting their transactions at various service departments, the Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) Chief Executive Mohammed Ali AlQaed stated that it is now possible for GCC citizens, residents and investors in the Kingdom of Bahrain to issue a Bahraini identity card.

    The Chief Executive confirmed that this procedure reflects the strengthening of ties and relations with neighboring countries, and provides the opportunity to attract GCC investments and inter-exchanges.

  • So
    Apr
    09
    2017
    PK: Jammu and Kashmir: AJKHC launches website

    To facilitate litigants, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court (AJKHC) on Saturday launched its official website.

    AJKHC Chief Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal formally launched the portal (www.ajkhighcourt.gok.pk) in a ceremony.

  • So
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    09
    2017
    Bahraini ID cards for GCC citizens

    Move aims to provide more facilities to GCC residents, investors

    Bahraini identity cards will be issued for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals and investors living in the kingdom.

    “The measure is endorsed on every GCC resident or investor whose residency exceeded six months during the previous year from the date of entering the Kingdom and who has an authenticated, officially recognised address,” Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) Chief Executive Mohammad Al Qaed said.

  • Sa
    Apr
    08
    2017
    NG: Obaseki lunch SIFIMS: Promises To Run E-Governance

    Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has lunch the State Integrated Information Management System (SIFIMS) to enhance and actualize his administration’s vision of a repositioned e-driven Civil Service in the state.

    Governor Obaseki who flagged off the system in government house Benin City said the flag off is significant because the Public Service has moved into a new era and this achievement has been made possible due to the courage of the former governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who paved the way for today’s event.

  • Sa
    Apr
    08
    2017
    Governments, NGOs Consider Neocapita’s Blockchain Pilots for E-Governance

    E-government startup Neocapita is preparing to launch Stoneblock, its decentralized, blockchain-based registration service for government-managed information and citizen records. The team is currently in talks with several organizations and jurisdictions for pilot programs.

    Tony Willenberg, founder of Neocapita, told Bitcoin Magazine that proposals for piloting the Stoneblock platform are being discussed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Vision, and directly with two governments, namely Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. The proposed pilots include solutions to provide greater efficiency and transparency in aid contributions and cross-border transactions.

  • Fr
    Apr
    07
    2017
    US: Pacific Northwest: Helping Government Leaders Convert Civic Data into Sound Policy

    A newly formed collaboration aims to organize efforts and blur the line between academic research and applied practice in Pacific Northwest cities.

    Three heavy hitters in the Pacific Northwest have formed an alliance they say will bring data front and center as a driver of social change.

  • Fr
    Apr
    07
    2017
    US: Public Agencies Have More Work to Do On Becoming Digital, Report Says

    Salesforce's 2017 Connected Citizen Report found a majority of residents have had better experiences dealing with private enterprise than with government agencies.

    State and local governments, like their federal counterparts, need to do an even better job of using digital technologies — email, social networks, smartphone apps and websites — to connect with their residents, a new report reveals.

  • Fr
    Apr
    07
    2017
    US: Driving Innovation Beyond the Big City: A Model for Small and Midsized Cities to Achieve Data Excellence

    While large cities have long embraced open data, smaller cities are just beginning to implement such policies, largely in partnership with the What Works Cities initiative. In late 2014, I had a chance to present on the main stage at the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco. To the surprise of very few people, I was there to talk about cities and data.

  • Fr
    Apr
    07
    2017
    Three-fourths of Azerbaijan's population use Internet

    Azerbaijanis are among the most active Internet users among the Asian nations, a report of the Internet World Stats organization revealed.

    The study shows that level of Internet penetration in Azerbaijan, with a population of over 9.8 million, amounts to 75.5 percent. Thus, the number of the country’s Internet users exceeds 7,531 million people.

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    Apr
    06
    2017
    ZA: How data can help us to improve society

    This may sound like an idealistic thought, but data-driven policies are having a real-world impact in several countries.

    A sad reality of this hyper-partisan, politicised era is that many policy proposals are immediately identified as either “left-wing” or “right-wing” and lauded and derided by partisans as if by rote, with little room for discussion about soundness or impact. But there is an alternative that could help us get past this political divisiveness: using data to help us focus on the policies and investments that would have the biggest positive impact on society.

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    Apr
    06
    2017
    Vietnam cooperating with India for ICT development; signs agreement with Korean agency on digital signatures

    The Vietnam government is seeking to share experiences on information security, policy development, e-government projects.

    MOU with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India

    On March 29, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), Vietnam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India (MeitY) to establish a joint working group for the implementation of cooperation agreements between the two ministries.

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    2017
    EE: Tallinn Manual 2.0 – the invaluable guide for state action in cyber space

    Following the principle set in the first version, Tallinn Manual 2.0 – a document that provides guidance on how the existing international law could be adapted to cyber operations in the most appropriate way – reiterates that cyber activity should not be perceived as happening in a legal vacuum.

    Estonia has become one of the forerunners and success stories of introducing digital identity, e-governance and an online voting system. The e-residency programme, which allows foreign citizens living outside of the physical national borders of Estonia to obtain a secure digital identity and benefit from some of the services available, has further increased the interest in Estonia’s digital developments, contributing to Estonia’s image as one of the world’s most digitally advanced countries.

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    06
    2017
    IN: Integrated, comprehensive digital service delivery platform critical for effective e-Governance

    Frost & Sullivan as strategic partner to assist IndiaHub bridge the last-mile gap with its new digital platform

    While the idea of “Digital India” and “e-Governance” has gathered momentum, citizens and businesses in the country still continue to face tremendous challenges in accessing government information and services in a timely and effective manner.

    Zeroing in on the lack of efficient last-mile Government-to-Citizen (G2C)/Government-to-Business (G2B) services delivery, IndiaHub Egovernance, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan, the global growth partnership and consulting firm, is expanding the reach of its integrated digital service delivery platform that addresses the information and transactional needs of citizens and businesses in India.

  • Mi
    Apr
    05
    2017
    Report ranks Rwanda third in science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa

    A new continental report has ranked Rwanda third on the continent as far as science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity is concerned.

    The Africa Capacity Report is the work of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), a continental organisation established by African Governments and their development partners to help build sustainable human and institutional capacity for good governance and development management.

  • Mi
    Apr
    05
    2017
    MY: Sains and Swinburne ink collaboration

    Sarawak Information Systems (Sains) has partnered Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak (Swinburne Sarawak) to conduct joint research, development and implementation of a digital socio-economy platform that could enhance the livelihood of rural communities in Sarawak.

    Sains chief executive officer (CEO) Dato Teo Ten Hiong yesterday exchanged a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Swinburne Sarawak deputy vice chancellor and CEO Prof Janet Gregory, witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.

  • Mi
    Apr
    05
    2017
    TZ: Govt to Monitor Poll Manifesto Promises Execution Online

    Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Jenista Mhagama

    The government has launched an online portal to track-down implementation of election manifesto and promises made by senior leaders with the view of improving service delivery and speeding-up economic growth.

  • Di
    Apr
    04
    2017
    ICT, Digital Liberia And E-Government

    At a recent gathering of Liberian dignitaries – the big names, including the US Ambassador accredited to Liberia, USAID Executives, line Ministers and others – at a local hotel, with the Honorable, Dr. Fredrick Norkeh, Minister of Posts & Telecommunications, R. L.., the host in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, the funding partner. They launched what is called the E-Government and Digital Liberia Project, or the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    In a major statement as Head and most senior management executive of the Information and Communication Technology sector in Liberia, Dr. Norkeh “called on policy makers to join (him) his Ministry (of Posts & Telecommunications)” and the funding partners (USAID) “in championing technological transfer in the country” (Analyst Liberia, March 23, 2017).

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    Apr
    04
    2017
    TZ: Now ICT Brings Dialogue With Nation At Finger-Tips

    State investment in Information Communication Technology (ICT) has helped put the government online, making Tanzania the first country around Africa with wider digital tool coverage.

    At least 211 websites spanning 26 regional and 185 district councils across Tanzania Mainland were officially launched yesterday, costing a whopping 600bn/-.

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    Apr
    04
    2017
    South Africa’s Smart ID card “one of the most advanced in the world”

    South Africa’s new Smart ID card is one of the most advanced IDs in the world, said the solutions director of LAWtrust, Maeson Maherry.

    Maherry, who was speaking at a cybersecurity symposium in Johannesburg, is overseeing the seven-year eID project with the Department of Home Affairs. It is one of LAWtrust’s largest programmes.

  • Mo
    Apr
    03
    2017
    NG: Road to single window ports operation

    Many believe that it will be easier for the camel to pass through the eye of the needle than to clear goods at the ports within the stipulated 48 hours. To overcome the challenges, some have advocated the adoption of a national single window(SW) instead of the present multiplicity of agencies and terminal operators at the ports.

    For ports users, the challenges of doing business are almost limitless. Achieving 48-hour cargo clearance at the ports has remained a mirage. It has made doing maritime business in neighbouring countries in the sub-region attractive.

  • Mo
    Apr
    03
    2017
    The Kingdom of Bhutan opens first government data center

    A small facility to help modernize the country’s public services

    The Kingdom of Bhutan has opened a 2,500 square foot (232 sq m) data center at the Bhutan Innovation and Technology Centre in the Thimphu TechPark.

    The facility, designed to Tier II standards, already has 22 government services running on it including civil registration and finance procurement systems. The services take up 60 percent of the current storage capacity of 50 terabytes.

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    Apr
    02
    2017
    BH: National health insurance scheme discussed

    Supreme Council for Health (SCH) President Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa held a coordination meeting with the owners of pharmacies which import and distribute medicines.

    The meeting focused latest developments of the planned National Health Insurance scheme, stressing particularly complementary functioning between the public and private pharmaceutical sectors.

  • So
    Apr
    02
    2017
    IN: Karnataka: Bangalore: Building plans will be approved online

    In keeping with the city's reputation as the country's IT hub, the BBMP has de cided to leverage technology to cut through the red tape and ease the procedure for getting building plan approvals. Citizens will soon be able to get their building plans approved online, and will also be spared the hassle of running from pillar to post to seek clarifications, with executive engineers at the division level being authorised to approve the plans. The authority to approve the plans hitherto rested with zonal town planning officers.

  • Sa
    Apr
    01
    2017
    SG: Online portal centralises e-services for businesses

    A centralised portal will now enable businesses here to access e-government services more conveniently and securely.

    The Singapore Corporate Access - or CorpPass for short - is a corporate digital platform managed by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) that allows businesses to conduct government-to-business (G2B) transactions.

  • Sa
    Apr
    01
    2017
    Is Eliminating Paper-Intensive Processes the Key to India's Digitization Dream?

    DeitY has also undertaken an initiative - Digitize India Platform (DIP) aimed at large scale digitization of records in the country.

    India is transforming into a ‘digital’ economy at a rapid rate with the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. DeitY has also undertaken an initiative - Digitize India Platform (DIP) aimed at large scale digitization of records in the country. With emphasis right from the top and a structured approach to digitally empower each and every citizen of the country, digitization is touching all aspects of our lives - across governance, utility services, transportation, education, healthcare and banking.

  • Sa
    Apr
    01
    2017
    IN: Digital technology to accelerate business growth: Study

    Adoption of advanced business digital technologies can lead to increase in revenues by up to 27 per cent, increase in employment by up to 84 per cent, and enhanced access to international markets by up to 65 per cent for small and medium businesses (SMBs), said a joint study by Assocham-Deloitte.

    “Digital infrastructure can also help leveraging technologies like telepresence that can reduce the need for business travel and result in cost savings. Increased levels of digital technology-use can improve employee satisfaction and collaboration, leading to a more productive workforce,” the study said.

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    31
    2017
    GB: Scottish government promises jobs galore with new digital strategy

    16-point plan also calls for 'rural first' broadband development

    The Scottish government's new digital strategy will boost the number of technology jobs in the country, ensure broadband is available to all premises and introduce a new 'digital schools' programme - or so it promises.

    It also promises to monitor the development and implications of new and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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    31
    2017
    Germany aims to make e-govt services more transparent

    The German IT Planning Council set out its priorities for 2017 at its 22nd meeting, held on the fringes of the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover. The council is chaired this year by the federal state of Brandenburg, represented by home and municipal affairs minister Katrin Lange. Its main goals are making public administration more open and transparent, and simplifying electronic access to e-government services.

    The national and regional governments agreed at the meeting to coordinate e-government portals so that they connect with one another and users can fulfil their needs through a few clicks. This will be enhanced by a new digitisation programme led by the federal government and by Bavaria.

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    31
    2017
    Vietnam - South Korea co-operate in field of digital signatures

    The National Electronic Authentication Centre (NEAC) under the Ministry of Information and Communications recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Korea Information Certificate Authority Incorporated (KICA).

    Under the agreement, KICA will offer insight into the implementation of legal documents using digital signatures, which can be referenced in the process of researching and developing state management documents on digital signatures.

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    30
    2017
    Qatar's business ICT spending set to grow to $2.8bn Join our daily free Newsletter

    Qatar Petrochemical Company was named among the most digitally-innovative organisations in the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday.

    Showing the strong potential for digital transformation, ICT spending by Qatar's commercial sector is set to grow by 47 percent, from 1.9bn in 2015 to 2.8bn in 2019, according to a recent report by the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communications. In the wider region, the Middle East cloud infrastructure services market is set to more than triple to 7.5bn by 2021.

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    30
    2017
    LR: USAID Launches ICT Support Project

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the “Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Liberia,” an information communication technology (ICT) program.

    The project was launched on March 22 at a resort in Monrovia, and was witnessed by an array of government officials including Post and Telecommunication Minister Fredrick Norkeh, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, Health Minister Bernice Dahn and USAID representatives.

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    30
    2017
    GCC eGov meeting approves 5 vital eServices - official

    The fifth GCC eGovernment Ministerial Committee meeting has approved five vital joint eServices between the Council's States, aiming at facilitating services for Gulf citizens, a senior Kuwaiti official said Wednesday.

    These services are a preliminary to several coming ones that would contribute to enhancing eGov and, thus, facilitating government procedures and measures via electronic communication, Qusai Al-Shatti, Director-General of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), told KUNA.

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    30
    2017
    IN: Rajasthan leveraging IT to make service delivery efficient

    Rajasthan is the only state in the country to have implemented an integrated IT architecture creating applications and platforms while capturing various functionalities for improving efficiency, transparency and outreach. Through initiatives like Bhamashah, e-mitra and Rajasthan Sampark, the state seeks to make service delivery paperless and hassle-free. As the state celebrated IT day on Tuesday, speaking to TOI, Akhil Arora, commissioner and principal secretary, IT and communication, said the objective of the government is to improve the happiness index of the people.

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    30
    2017
    US: Data Can Help Local Governments Fight Corruption, Study Says

    A data-driven approach can serve as an efficient and expedited starting point for agencies to identify and investigate fraud.

    Local governments can and should begin to use data more often in order to root out and eliminate corruption, a new study has found.

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    30
    2017
    US: Utah Finds Unexpected Benefits from Statewide Road Data Project

    Lidar uses 40 sensors strapped to a vehicle to collect 2,000 points of data per second, creating a visual representation of the streets.

    How many stop signs do you pass on your way to work? How long is each guardrail on your local highway? Most people don’t know, but Utah, however, is able to figure out the answers.

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    29
    2017
    US: Reports of the Death of Big Data Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    A close look at U.S. presidential election predictions shows that more investment in data, not less, is the way to avoid replicating these problems in the future.

    Can we still trust data? Following a series of surprising election results in 2016 that defied the predictions made by some of the world’s most talented pollsters, some critics seem to think the answer is a resounding no. But while those who forecast elections certainly made mistakes, these failures do not mean that other uses of predictive analytics should be discarded. To the contrary, a close look at U.S. presidential election predictions shows that more investment in data, not less, is the way to avoid replicating these types of problems in the future.

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    29
    2017
    US: From Social to Smart: Connected Communities Are Plugging in to Innovation

    While it’s cool to offer cutting-edge connected technologies, the ultimate goal is to make communities safer and more energy efficient, to improve service delivery, and so on.

    When government agencies innovate on social media, it usually means they use a social platform in a new way or take a unique approach to content. I’d like to look at the concept of city government innovation at the biggest picture level: the evolution of the “smart city.”

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    29
    2017
    US: California: State Upgrades Search Tool for Intellectual Property Filings of Deceased Celebrities

    Celebrities and e-government are not two subjects you often hear in the same sentence, with rare exceptions.

    The California Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday announced upgrades to an online search engine for "successor-in-interest" filings — claim records for using intellectual property of a deceased celebrity or personality.

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    29
    2017
    GH: 110 ministers: Akufo-Addo urged to adopt E-governance systems

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo may have genuine concerns of appointing a record number of 110 ministers to help him administer the country for the next four years, however, it is not the most convincing indicator of government’s willingness to ensuring efficiency in the delivery of its mandate, Penplusbytes, a not-for-profit organisation driving change through innovations using new digital technologies, has said.

    In a statement, the organisation said: “Penplusbytes is deeply excited about the vision of Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to ensure progress and economic and social growth of the country.

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    29
    2017
    Nigeria to launch e-Govt implementation master plan —Shittu

    The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has announced that the Federal Government will soon launch e-Government implementation plan.

    He made this announcement at the 2017 Nigerian Telecom Consumer, organised by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), held in Abuja.

    Shittu advised government at all levels to digitise their records and adopt only Nigeria-made software in the process.

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    28
    2017
    US: Washington: Seattle in Search of Smart City Czar to Drive Collaboration, Consistency in Deployments

    Seattle's smart city coordinator will be someone who can help smart initiatives both internally and with outside partners, including the MetroLab Network and the University of Washington.

    Seattle is on the hunt for someone to help manage its smart city programs.

    Last week, the city posted a classified for a Smart City Coordinator to help oversee its overarching strategy, help departments coordinate smart city programs, and be the smart city point person for stakeholders and other partners.

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    28
    2017
    US: IT Spending in State and Local Government: What Does 2017 Hold?

    State and local government CIOs and key industry players met at the annual Beyond the Beltway conference to discuss the IT spending forecast.

    Key tech industry players gathered in Virginia on Monday, March 20, to hear about the IT spending forecast in state and local government in 2017 at the annual Beyond the Beltway conference, hosted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) *) and Government Technology. Total IT spending across state and local government is projected at $101.3 billion, which represents growth of 1.4 percent over 2016. Also likely to increase in proportion to overall IT spending is the number of IT-related opportunities, which numbered nearly 34,000 in 2016.

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    28
    2017
    US: Predictive Policing Startup Publishes Code Online, Seeks to Address Bias

    CivicScape, now in the pilot test phase, thinks it can answer concerns about predictive policing.

    CivicScape, an early stage startup, wants to fight crime. And it wants to show you exactly how it does it.

    Brett Goldstein — whose work has included stints with the Chicago Police Department, Argonne National Laboratory and the tech company OpenTable — has been working on something akin to CivicScape for about seven years now. And with six city-based pilot projects underway, he is ready to launch the predictive policing company that he hopes will address the controversial aspects of the practice.

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    27
    2017
    KR: KOMSCO supplies electronic ID cards to Kyrgyzstan

    The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has begun supplying national electronic identification (e-ID) cards to Kyrgyzstan, the company’s first exports of such cards.

    “Korea has been exporting its advanced systems such as electronic government (e-government). The export of the e-ID cards is meaningful since we have been diversifying our export items,” KOMSCO CEO Kim Hwa-dong said at a delivery ceremony held at the company’s plant in Daejeon, Monday.

  • Mo
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    27
    2017
    Singapore government reshuffles agencies to deepen smart nation focus

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has unveiled plans to create a new unit under the Prime MInister's Office to better integrate and "turbo-charge" its smart nation efforts.

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has returned to the drawing board to create a new unit that it says will better coordinate efforts around its smart nation vision.

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    26
    2017
    MY: From e-Government to Digital Government - Report on the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017

    A day of free-wheeling round-table discussions, engaging panels and insightful talks by local and international leaders in public sector ICT.

    The Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 in Kuala Lumpur on March 16 brought together over 200 delegates from national and state government agencies and departments and the healthcare and education sectors to exchange ideas and experiences. It was a day of stimulating, free-wheeling round-table discussions, engaging panels and insightful talks by local and international leaders in public sector ICT.

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    25
    2017
    IN: Police modernisation in Kerala, a model for Asia

    Stating that the government of Kerala has this week introduced a new system that will go a long way in improving the crime investigation in the state, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates that the police modernisation efforts in Kerala makes a model for Asia.

    The government has issued an order, that from now on, interviewing suspects in all police stations is prohibited, and that such interviews must be conducted only at what is called as `e-rooms' setup by the government near every district police headquarters.

  • Sa
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    25
    2017
    Kerala to declare access to Internet a human right, first for an Indian state

    Kerala will soon become the first state in the country to declare Internet access as a human right.

    In the state budget presented two weeks ago, the CPI(M)-led government earmarked a special fund aimed at providing Internet connections to 20 lakh families either at subsidised rates or completely free of cost.

  • Sa
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    25
    2017
    IN: West Bengal launches artificial intelligence-enabled app for bus users

    The West Bengal government launched an artificial intelligence-enabled app enabling commuters know about the real-time location of over 700 state-run buses and other related information.

    According to Rachpal Singh, chairman of West Bengal Transport Corporation, the app called “Patha Disha” once downloaded on one’s phone can inform on availability of seats and specific buses and estimated time of arrival at the destination. It even provides data on how crowded the bus is.

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    24
    2017
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Vahan 4.0 set to roll out in Meerut soon

    In its first step towards digitisation of registration process, the Meerut Regional Transport Office (RTO) is all set to update its present Vahan 3.0 web-based system of vehicle registration to Vahan 4.0. At present, all registration procedures take place manually and the office keeps all records on paper, which is time consuming and requires a lot of space. The Vahan 4.0 will be enabled with e-payments of taxes, fees, uploading of all scanned documents on a centralised server.

    Giving information, assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) Ranjeet Singh, said, "We will implement the Vahan 4.0 step by step. In the initial level, all payments of fees and taxes will be made through net-banking and 17 banks have been selected for this. In the next phase, the entire registration process will take place through the system without any manual labour."

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    24
    2017
    IN: Bharat Net first phase nears completion, provides b'band to village admin

    E-commerce services, including e governance, education and even reaching television services to far flung areas will get a fillip with the completion of the first phase of Bharat Net and BSNL’s target of providing 100,000 gram panchayats with broadband connectivity by laying underground optic fibre cable (OFC) lines by the end of this month.

    Bharat Net is supposed to provide broadband in urban areas but has extended its work to reach out to rural India as well. The project is a Centre-State collaborative project, with the States contributing free rights of way for establishing the OFC.

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    24
    2017
    IN: Objectives of Kerala Government’s new IT Policy framework

    Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan presented the IT policy framework of the Government of Kerala aiming to boost the IT sector driven economy in the State, in the Niyamasabha on March 15, 2017. In his address, the CM said “The Policy of the Government is to make use of the digital technology for the overall development of the State and to ensure quick and efficient delivery of all essential services. The State has the potential to bridge the digital divide prevalent.”

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    23
    2017
    PH: MyEG in Philippines JV to implement e-government services

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) has inked a joint-venture (JV) agreement with I-Pay Commerce Ventures Inc (IPCVI) to set up a JV corporation (JVC) for the purpose of engaging in the business of development and implementation of electronic government services projects in the Philippines.

    This includes the provision of other services such as electronic payment in the Philippines.

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    23
    2017
    BH: Foreign Ministry introduces upgraded mobile application

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the upgraded and entirely developed version of its smart phone application (Wejhaty), which includes multi-services provided by the ministry for users, Assistant Undersecretary of Human and Financial Resources and Information System, Khalil Y. Alkhayyat said.

    The Arabic and English services are part of the ministry's efforts to facilitate communication with the public and provide advanced quality services with emphasis on the leading role of Bahrain in the field of e-government services.

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    23
    2017
    VN: Agriculture ministry launches public services portal

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 15 launched its public services portal at https://dvc.mard.gov.vn with a view to providing the people and businesses with almost public services of the level 3 and 4 between now and the year-end.

    The level 3 services allow applicants to fill in and submit the forms online while the level 4 ones enable them to not only submit required forms but also make payments and receive results online.

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    23
    2017
    US: Sunshine Week 2017: Where Does Public Access to Government Data Stand?

    When it comes to transparency in government, some entities excel while others fall short, which means there's still work to be done.

    Technology is to thank for many of the efficiencies enjoyed in the public sector in 2017. It has helped to improve transportation, health care, social services and access to public information. But there is still work to be done.

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    23
    2017
    US: Kansas Moves Cattle Brand Registration to the Cloud

    Cattle brands aren't mandatory in Kansas, but that isn't stopping the state from deploying a new tech-savvy way to register the time-tested livestock markings.

    Kansas, the historic linchpin of the American cattle industry and a leading beef producer, is for the first time in state history migrating its cattle brand registration process entirely online.

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    22
    2017
    US: Report: How Governments Could Benefit by Coordinating the Data Structure They Use

    The Netherlands and Australia created common guidelines to report government financial regulation compliance to save on costs — and U.S. governments could benefit by doing the same.

    Private companies in the U.S. pay as much as $2.028 trillion of combined annual costs related to reporting compliance with federal regulations, according to some estimates, but a new report has shown there may be a cheaper way.

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    22
    2017
    AE: Sharjah eGovernment Improves Commitment to Saving Trees through Technology

    New service is in-line with DeG's mission and strategy to incorporate the highest, environmentally-friendly and sustainable standards

    As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and mission to become one of the leading activists in reducing paper waste, Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) has dramatically decreased a reliance on paper processes thanks to its adoption of Zajel correspondence electronic communication software.

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    21
    2017
    JO: King urges revamp of administration, finalize e-government scheme

    His Majesty King Abdullah II Tuesday directed the government to develop the administrative system and fully accomplish the e-government scheme by 2020 to address overstaffing and achieve better performance and service quality for both citizens and investors.

    Chairing part of a cabinet meeting during a visit to the Prime Ministry, the King stressed that achieving the Paperless Government is a necessity and that there is "no room for procrastination in this matter". He pointed out that each minister is responsible for speedily achieving economic legislations and implementing the legislative recommendations proposed by the Royal Committee for Developing the Judiciary and Enhancing the Rule of Law.

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    77% of Maltese make regular use of internet

    National survey indicates increase in smartphone usage, but a decline in cloud technology popularity

    Around 77% of the Maltese population (258,415 people) make regular use of the internet, a survey has found.

    The survey, conducted by the National Statistics Office, shows that practically every youth aged between 16 and 24 accessed the internet within the three months prior to the surveying period.

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    OM> Officials from government entities visit Information Technology Authority

    The Information Technology Authority (ITA) received the second batch of the continuous visits of the director generals and IT managers from the government entities in its headquarters at Knowledge Oasis Muscat. The visit aims to show the new ITA efforts and initiatives in implementing the e.oman strategy.

    The visit started with Sas Centres' specialised in ICT industry development; it contains three centres: Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship, Sas Centre for Virtual Reality and Sas Centre for Mobile Apps Development.

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    US: Video Analytics Is Ripe for Automation, But Is Government Ready?

    From finding criminals or rioters in a crowd to metering toll traffic on busy bridges, the minds behind the technology say it won’t be long before a medium created by humans for humans is all machine.

    Looking back at the timeline of video’s evolution, it isn’t hard to see how we arrived at this point. The bulky cinderblock-shaped surveillance cameras once dotting the walls of banks and high-security locations have given way to high-definition, infrared, semi-intelligent systems almost everywhere we go.

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    DE: City of Munich IT head refutes need for City to return to Windows

    Everything's working just fine, claims IT@M's Karl-Heinz Schneider

    Karl-Heinz Schneider, the head of IT at the City of Munich's IT services provider IT@M, the company behind the City's desktop Linux implementation, has claimed that there are no "compelling technical reasons" for the authority to order a migration back to Windows.

    Speaking to German IT publication Heise.de, Schneider claimed that he was surprised by the move, adding that any compatibility problems that the City had encountered had been fixed.

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    20
    2017
    PH: Fully automated govt procedures seen by 2022

    The Duterte administration aims to fully automate all government procedures and processes by the end of its term in line with one of the targets under the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP), economic planning officials said on Monday.

    “The President [Rodrigo Duterte] doesn’t want people queuing [for government procedures], and how will you achieve that? Then you have to go for automation of many of these procedures,” Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.

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    20
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    India launches site for agencies to share code

    Aims to promote open source development among agencies and the public.

    The Indian Government has launched a dedicated platform that publishes code for e-government projects, encouraging all public sector agencies to use them in their own services.

    The platform, called OpenForge “will enable [government] departments to collaborate and adopt open source development practices in a free manner”, according to an official statement.

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    19
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    IN: Andhra Pradesh: ‘Govt is focussing on advance technology’

    What is the present status of IT sector in AP?

    Andhra Pradesh is better in IT and IT enabled sectors compared with other states. It has set a target of developing financial technology, IT, electronics and hardware technology. Simultaneously, we are going to make the state run on e-governance. We selected Vizag as hub for financial technology, Vijayawada for IT and IT enabled services and Tirupati for hardware and electronics.

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    NG: Innovative public service: The challenge of doing more with less

    The impact of today’s rapidly changing economic and technological landscape has made government’s task of delivering public service more complex. More than ever before, governments all over the world have increasingly come under serious public scrutiny and fiscal pressure to deliver better outcomes to citizens, and to do so more efficiently. As is evident, Nigeria has not been spared from this in recent times. On the one hand, the dynamism presented by the impact of the interaction of economic, technological and other superintending elements in these scenarios have no doubt made governments’ public service delivery duties onerous. On the other hand, however, it has also opened up opportunities for the exploration of out-of-the-box strategies that governments can adopt if found to better the lot of their citizens.

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    18
    2017
    VN: HCMC willing to finance technology firms for smart city: deputy chairman

    HCMC has been attempting to develop into a smart city with the front solution of applying technologies to solve urgent issues, needing the community especially Vietnamese technology businesses to join hands and provide specific solutions and willing to give them financial assistance to develop products for the purpose, said deputy chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen at a Friday meeting.

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    18
    2017
    OM: Comex 2017 to focus on fostering digital connections

    Comex 2017, the 27th edition of Oman’s prominent event for IT, Telecom and Technology this year will focus on ‘To Digital Life” that impacts the future of both business and personal spheres.

    This seminal ICT (Information and Communications Technology) event is being held for the first time in Oman in collaboration with Smart City Summit-Oman, with a strategic partnership between the Smart Cities Council and the Information Technology Authority (ITA), as well as Oman Broadband and Omran.

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    18
    2017
    IN: An act of service

    The Right to Services Act has improved accountability, transparency and timeliness of public service delivery.

    Till a few years ago, the common person faced several difficulties in getting simple services like income certificate, caste certificate and vehicle or land registrations. Complicated government processes, unreliable timelines, difficulties in contacting the right officer were the common pain points. Middlemen and alternative channels created corruption and reduced faith in government processes and systems. Then came the Right to Services (RTS) Act, which changed everything.

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    17
    2017
    US: Digital Kiosks in Mohawk Valley, N.Y., Allow Community Members to Help Solve Crimes

    The kiosks allow citizens to anonymously send tips by phone or by simply scanning QR codes.

    Three city police departments now have a new tool to help inform the public of unsolved crimes and wanted persons.

    The Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers unveiled two digital kiosks Tuesday – one to be shared by the Utica and Rome Police Departments and one that will go to the Gloversville Police Department – that authorities believe will help them solve crimes.

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    17
    2017
    Cameroon sabotages own digital economy plan with internet shutdown

    Cameroon aspires to be a tech hub and “multiply by 50” jobs in ICTs. But high costs, poor infrastructure and the internet blackout in Silicon Mountain undermine this vision.

    For nearly two months now, Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have been living under an internet blackout. Communication by email and social media has ground to a halt. Banks and ATMs have stopped services. And companies that rely on the internet to do business have suffered tremendously.

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    17
    2017
    MY: User-friendly govt online services

    Faded documents and wrinkled receipts were peppered across the floor of the room. Stacks of folders sat precariously on the narrow dining table.

    Teary eyes, weary fingers, and two coffee-stained cups remain the only evidence of a caffeine-filled day, and it was still a couple of hours away from lunchtime.

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    17
    2017
    BH: Vehicle registration hard copy cancelled

    General Director of Traffic Colonel Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa today announced that the hard copy of vehicle registration certificate was canceled to reduce the e-registration process. This will enable drivers to finalise the process electronically through the e-government portal and smart phone traffic application.

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    16
    2017
    MoTC forges international collaboration for Smart Qatar

    The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) signed at Qitcom yesterday seven MoUs with international organisations in support of the Smart Qatar (Tasmu) programme that will create access to cutting-edge research and expertise, and serve as a platform for valuable international collaborations.

    The MoUs were signed by MoTC’s Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development, Reem al-Mansoori, and senior managers from the Qatar Stock Exchange, International Smart City Research Centre in Beijing, Huawei, e-Government Academy of Estonia, and UI Labs on behalf of City Digital in Chicago.

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    16
    2017
    QA: PM launches QDG Training

    HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday launched the Qatar Digital Government (QDG) Training Programme, a new strategic initiative developed under the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to improve the information and communication technology (ICT) skills of government employees.

    Through specialised, accredited e-government training, the QDG Training Programme aims to enhance the efficiency and transparency of government services in line with the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy, the MoTC has said in a press statement.

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    16
    2017
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: RKVY workshop on e-governance initiatives concludes

    A two-day Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) workshop on e-governance initiatives by the State and Central Governments to meet the various challenges facing the Agriculture sector concluded here Wednesday.

    The programme organized by Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir through Farmers Training and Extension Center (FTCE) Ganderbal, was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Showkat Ahmed Beigh, who is nodal officer for RKVY, in presence of ISRO scientist Dr. K. V. Krishna Rao, JD Agriculture Extension Kashmir and other senior officers of the Department.

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    16
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    IN: FMCG to get a major push via govt's common service centres

    Talks on with P&G, HUL, Patanjali, among others to push their products via 250,000 common centres

    Major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) players will soon be able to sell their products via 250,000 common service centres spread across rural India, with the government facilitating the move in view of an ever-increasing demand for such items in villages.

    Common service centres (CSCs) are points in villages where the government provides a host of services related to ration card, birth certificate, railway ticket booking and money transfer, etc. These centres also train people in using digital services.

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    Indian Government launches open development platform OpenForge

    The Indian Government has launched an open collaborative development platform called OpenForge, for the development of e-governance applications. The portal can be used by open source developers, governments, startups, academia/students, corporations, industries, scientific institutions.

    Essentially, anyone with interest can sign up on the portal for free. It currently lists various projects like result framework management system, Aadhaar, unified payment interface, Open Street Maps, a full stack web application framework called Frappe, DigiLocker, open learning system, and even tutorials like programming for beginners.

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    15
    2017
    GI: Housing bills go online

    The Gibraltar Government’s Housing Department has launched an online billing system in a bid to reduce paper waste.

    Every month the housing department prints around 5000 bills per month and tenants now have the opportunity to voluntarily apply for the new emailing method.

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    15
    2017
    To Unlock Potential of Digital Age, Europe Must Go Beyond Internet Access, Says World Bank

    Countries in the European Union (EU) must enact policies designed to better help workers adapt to new jobs being created by the internet if they want to avoid increasing inequality and exclusion in the region, notes a new World Bank Report. According to Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia, launched in Bucharest Tuesday, affordable and nearly universal access to the internet has not been enough for countries in the EU to fully benefit from opportunities being created by digital technologies and more needs to be done to develop a policy environment that can better leverage this access by linking workers to digital jobs.

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    15
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    SG: 4 banks join pilot scheme to open accounts with SingPass

    Individuals will soon be able to open a new bank account with just their SingPass, avoiding the tedious process of filling up application forms with personal particulars, as part of the Government’s plans to make digital services more pervasive and friendly to users.

    The three local banks — DBS, OCBC and UOB — as well as Standard Chartered Bank will take part in this pilot programme that will kick off in the second quarter of this year, as the Government extends the benefits of convenience and productivity of its MyInfo service to the commercial sector, Second Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong said yesterday. MyInfo was officially launched last May to simplify certain e-Government transactions.

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    SG: The importance of being digital

    Singapore's digital story is a tale of two cities. It is widely recognised for its ongoing efforts to become a smart nation - harnessing the power of technology and the digital revolution to change the way people live, work and play. Many government services have gone online, and consistently rank among the best in the world. The United Nations e-government development index placed Singapore fourth in the world last year, and the World Economic Forum ranked it first in its Global Information Technology Report. Broadband speeds here are among the fastest in the world, according to several reports. But, alas, there are many areas where the city lags behind others.

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    2017
    US: New Colorado Website Re-Visualizes Ways to Interact with GIS Data

    The state's new GIS data website offers an easier and more attractive entry point to geographical information, and a mix of visualization tools and service information.

    The state of Colorado, which launched its own open data portal nearly five years ago, is expanding its range of available GIS data with the March 6 debut of its new GIS website and data explorer.

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    2017
    US: Creating User-Centric Services for Residents Is Crucial

    Public agencies are finding that they must upgrade their digital service delivery to match users' expectations from the private sector.

    Receiving a speeding ticket or any sort of traffic violation is generally not a pleasant experience. But it is one form of a government-to-customer transaction. Instead of receiving a product or service, however, you receive a fine ... and possibly traffic school. While it is not a novel idea that governments be more customer-centric, in practice it is much more difficult to accomplish. The reason? Because agencies generally do not think of issuing tickets or permits as providing customer service.

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    2017
    Europe increases internet use but still needs to close the digital gap

    The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. The use of e-government as a tool to fight corruption is still overlooked.

    The European Commission published last week (3 March) the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) on the performance of the 28 Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of businesses and public services.

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    Digitisation drives half a million new Saudi jobs by 2020

    Half a million jobs are expected to be created in Saudi Arabia from nationwide digital transformation by 2020, experts commented today on a recent report by The Economist Corporate Network.

    The Kingdom faces a crucial juncture in its economic growth and youth employment. Through 2025, the Kingdom will see 226,000 new entrants into the labour market per year, with the Saudi working age population reaching 17.9 million, according to the report, Shaping the Future of Work.

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    Metrash 2 starts issuing and renewing Qatari passports

    Expanding scope of e-services for citizens, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has started issuance and renewal of identification cards and Qatari passports through Metrash 2 mobile phone application.

    This service has become available electronically on Metrash 2 from February 22 this year. The service is part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Interior to expand its e-services and simply the various procedures.

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    Sri Lanka’s public procurement to be streamlined, made more transparent

    Sri Lanka has taken major strides towards enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency in the public procurement system making it more accountable, streamlined and cost effective.

    In this endeavour, National Procurement Commission (NPC) has devised an Action Plan, which will contribute to the efforts of the government financial management reforms.

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    11
    2017
    Greece Third from the Bottom in Digital Economy/Society

    Greece ranks third from the bottom among the 28 European Union member states in digital economy and society, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) publicized on Saturday.

    The result of the European Commission study shows the performance of the 28 member states in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitization of businesses and public services. The main conclusion is that Europe is making progress but the gap is still very wide between the countries that have developed a strong digital economy and society and the countries with low performance.

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    Singapore looks to better arm itself with cyberdefence unit, skills

    Defence Ministry will set up a new 24 by 7 cybersecurity command unit, comprising top-ranking military and armed officers, to monitor potential threats and intrusions.

    Singapore will set up a new cybersecurity command centre to combat increasing threats and ensure there are adequate skillsets in cyberdefence.

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    Irish internet users becoming more engaged - study

    The level of engagement of Irish internet users has grown in the last year, according to a new European Union scoreboard.

    The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) found increases in the percentage of the population using online shopping, social networks, video calls, and consuming online news.

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    2017
    US: California: How a Digital Transformation Helped 3 Agencies Become Infinitely More Effective

    In California, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Department of Health Care Services have tackled the move away from analog processes — and it's done wonders for their organizations.

    Despite the many tech advances government has made to become more efficient and effective, its historically analog ways remain a sticking point in a world that expects instantaneous access to clear channels of data. And these systems, built on physical documents, have proven to stifle the evolution of the next stages of government.

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