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eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

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  • Brunei Lacks Information Security: RBPF

    The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has expressed concern over the lack of its involvement in national preparations to move into the information age and absence of security preparations in the context of national development of e-government initiatives.

    In its report to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General at the UN General Assembly regarding UN Secretary General regarding information communications technology (ICT) in the context of international security, it was noted that as the leading law enforcement agency in Brunei, RBPF so far has not been called on or become involved in any e-government initiatives, even though over the last three years much legislation has been adopted to prepare the country and many governmental and regulatory bodies have been or are being set' up to spearhead these initiatives.

  • Brunei looks at Wipro for e-Govt programme

    Brunei is now looking at various IT programmes in its search for the best model to adopt in its efforts to become a full-fledged e-Government. Among the renowned international IT firms it has apparently made contact with was Wipro Limited, a global IT services giant based in India.
  • Brunei Looks To ICT To Improve Health Care Services

    The emergence of Health Information Technology or e-Health has prompted the Ministry of Health to explore the possibilities of its implementation in a bid to further improve Brunei Darussalam's health care services.

    Topics such as e-Health's priorities and strategies, as well as its impact on the nation, were discussed during a presentation made by Dr Hj Sablee Hj Aspar, the Director of Health Care Technology Services under the Ministry of Health, at yesterday's health conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

  • Brunei looks to Korean e-govt model

    Brunei-Korea-e-Government Seminar focuses on governance best practice.

    The Brunei-Korea-e-Government Seminar was held at Brunei Darussalam's Civil Service Institute, and was opened by Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hazair Bin Haji Abdullah, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Brunei marches ahead in e-governance, education

    Darussalam was included in the findings of a number of studies released towards the end of last year.

    One such study was the United Nations e-Government Survey 2018, in which Brunei rose 24 places to rank 59th among 193 countries.

    As was reported on December 24, 2018 the country scored high in the Online Service Index (OSI) and high e—Participation Index (EPI), improving from 0.50 to 0.75 points.

  • Brunei ministry leverages e-govt to improve service

    The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) has begun the implementation of its 'e-MIPR' programme to deliver fast, accurate, efficient and business friendly online services for investors, entrepreneurs and businesses.

    e-MIPR consists of four separate projects between the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and three local IT companies. The projects involve the establishment of LAN infrastructure connecting the department's headquarters and its site offices in a secured virtual private network (VPN).

  • Brunei moves closer to building e-Government

    "His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam continuously reminds us about the importance of upgrading work performance and quality of services provided. This clearly shows the concern and hopes of His Majesty for the administrative machine of the country to be responsible in preparing, planning and implementing the country's development strategy."
  • Brunei Passports To Go Biometric

    Brunei's Immigration and National Registration Department will become the third Asean country to implement biometric features in travel documents following the signing of an agreement contract yesterday for two projects.

    The move is in line with the standard issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

  • Brunei Pledges Paradigm Shift In Civil Service

    With the Apec Economic Policy report just released, Brunei Darussalam is among the 18 economies that have contributed a report on its Public Sector Governance.

    "The Brunei government has and will continue to give high priority to the development of its human resource with the aim of producing skilled, disciplined, well educated, motivated and versatile civil servants who can adapt quickly to a changing environment," the report read.

  • Brunei Ranks 104 In World E-Govt Study

    Brunei ranked 104 out of 198 in the 2006 global e-government study conducted by US Brown University.

    "Brunei's ranking is very good," said Karl Verhulst, CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) Director-Marketing for Asia South.

  • Brunei Right Size' For E-Govt, Says Expert

    Size is not a problem and Brunei's small population is in fact an advantage if it wants to diversify into the ICT industry as small players can join the global market in the ICT industry, a leading ICT expert told Brunei yesterday.

    Dr Bruno Lanvin, invited speaker to the first seminar held by the Brunei Information Technology Council at the Indera Kayangan Ballroom at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, said, "Being smaller is becoming a bigger advantage than it has been in the past".

  • Brunei rises up world e-Government development ranks

    Brunei has climbed up 19 places in the e-Government Development ranking to 68th position in 2010 from 87th spot in 2008, according to the 2010 United Nations e-Government Survey which was completed in December 2009 and released recently this month.

    The considerable leap in ranking reflects the pace of progress in the Brunei’s e-Government initiatives to build ICT infrastructure, deliver electronic services and developing human resource capacities and capabilities within the country.

  • Brunei Signs $10 Million E-Gov't Deal

    The Ministry of Communications and Integrated Communications Sdn Bhd yesterday signed a contract worth over B$10 million for the Mincom Portal Services project.

    The deal will see the implementation of e-service infrastructure over a period of six months at the ministry and related departments.

    The deal, which will ensure the public reach the ministry and its departments, will exactly cost $10,696,977.

  • Brunei Strives To 'Connect' More People By 2015

    Brunei Darussalam is well positioned for future ICT developments over the next five years given the fact that the Sultanate was positioned 731d globally on the UN based e-readiness ranking in 2005.

    Brunei in comparison to many of the Commonwealth nations and countries around the region has significantly made major inroads to ensure the availability of ICT for all citizens and is focussed on attaining a high level of broadband connectivity.

  • Brunei Studies Electronic Payment System

    A senior government officer underlined that the arrival of information society, borderless globalisation and rapid technological changes mean that we must be innovative and adaptive to be always relevant and responsive to all these challenges.

    Reiterating the Minister of Energy's speech in June 2006 that `business is no longer as usual' in oil and gas and that we have to expedite the economic diversification and accelerate critical deliverables, Pg Dato Paduka Hj Ismail, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office said yesterday, that technology and human capital have been recognised as two important variables in the success equation for a sustainable economic development.

  • Brunei To Launch E-Government Citizen Survey

    All citizens and residents of Brunei are eligible to take part in a nationwide e-government citizen survey beginning December 4 to identify which government services need to be made available online.

    The survey will enable more effective citizen engagement and collaboration with the community, Brunei's e-government media said in a statement.

  • Brunei Urged To Focus On ICT Service Sector

    Foreign e-government experts yesterday called on Brunei to explore developing Islamic ICT services, a market segment where it could become a leader.

    Likewise, Brunei was urged to develop its ICT service sector to be globally competitive rather than expanding ICT manufacturing as an industry due to the country's small size and limited manpower. The issue was raised during the final day of the International Conference on e-Government and Administrative Simplification, when the participants discussed ICT as the new engine of growth for the next generation.

  • Brunei, India Explore ICT Cooperation

    Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Communications of Brunei Darussalam and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India, both governments are now exploring cooperation in information and communication technology.

    Haji Awang Alaihuddin bin POKDSL Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohd Taha, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications spoke at the Brunei Darussalam-India Joint Working Group on Communication and Information Technology Meeting yesterday.

  • Brunei, Republic of Korea Ink Deal For Cooperation In E-Government

    Brunei and the government of the Republic of Korea, yesterday signed an agreement which will open up avenues for cooperation between the Sultanate and the world's current leader in e-government, particularly in helping out the former's drive in capacity building.

    "The MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed today paves the way for cooperative activities, including joint studies and workshops on e-government, the establishment of countermeasures to mitigate any adverse effects of e-government such as the provision of support for the establishment of information security policy and technology, and also mutual human resource development in ICT through personnel interchanges," said a press release from the signing.

  • Brunei, Republic of Korea Team Up For E-Government Cooperation

    In line with one of the top priorities of the e-Government Strategic Plan of 2009-2014, Brunei has reached another remarkable milestone in its drive towards achieving the national e-government initiative by joining venture with the Republic of Korea.

    The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS), Republic of Korea, on cooperation in the area of e-Government was held at the Empire Hotel and Country Club yesterday morning.

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