eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020
Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, announced the publication of the eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020.
The new strategy has been developed to build upon the first eGovernment Strategy (eGovernment 2012-2015) with the aim of succinctly setting out the next phase for eGovernment in Ireland. The Strategy focuses on 10 key actions which cover a range of themes, including presentation of services, secure online identification, underlying infrastructure and appropriate skilling.
The new strategy also takes note of the contextual changes that have taken place in Ireland over the last number of years, such as technology innovation, a more ‘joined-up’ Civil Service, and developments across the EU, particularly in the areas of data protection, the eGovernment Action Plan and the Digital Single Market. It also recognises the progress that has continued to be made and the momentum that has been created by the Public Service ICT Strategy, and its 18-step delivery plan.
Public Service ICT Strategy
The Public Service ICT Strategy sets out how we can operate in a more efficient, shared and integrated manner across all of Government while delivering new and innovative digital services to citizens and businesses.
The Strategy identifies 5 key objectives aimed at providing a framework for technology innovation and excellence in the Public Service. The focus is on better sharing and integration of technology infrastructure; continued and improved digitisation of government services to citizens; facilitating lawful sharing of data; improving governance; and improving the ICT resource levels and skillsets across the Public Service.
The Public Service ICT Strategy was launched in January 2015 – further information is available here.
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