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== Germany ==
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The German Federal Cabinet created the office of '''[http://www.bmi.bund.de/EN/Ministry/Commissioners/information-technology/information-technology_node.html Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology]''' on December 5, 2007. The Commissioner is the central point of contact for the states (Länder) and the [[private sector]] when working with the Federal Government on [[IT]] matters.
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The most important task of the Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology is to expand inter ministerial [[IT]] coordination into inter ministerial [[IT]] management. The Commissioner is pursuing this goal in conjunction with the [[IT]] management bodies: the [[CIO Council]], made up of the [[chief information officer]]s from each federal ministry, and the [[Federal IT Management Group]]. The Commissioner chairs both of these bodies and works in close cooperation with them.
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The Commissioner is responsible for strategic issues regarding [[IT]] use in the federal administration and must be involved in all proposed [[legislation]] and other government projects significantly affecting [[IT]] in the public administration.
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The Commissioner's key tasks are:
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* drafting the federal [[e-government]]/[[IT]] and [[IT security]] strategy,
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* overseeing federal [[IT]] [[security management]],
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* developing [[architecture]], [[standard]]s and [[method]]s for [[IT]] in the federal administration, and
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* overseeing the provision of central federal [[IT infrastructure]].

Revision as of 04:11, 4 October 2015

Germany

The German Federal Cabinet created the office of Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology on December 5, 2007. The Commissioner is the central point of contact for the states (Länder) and the private sector when working with the Federal Government on IT matters.

The most important task of the Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology is to expand inter ministerial IT coordination into inter ministerial IT management. The Commissioner is pursuing this goal in conjunction with the IT management bodies: the CIO Council, made up of the chief information officers from each federal ministry, and the Federal IT Management Group. The Commissioner chairs both of these bodies and works in close cooperation with them.

The Commissioner is responsible for strategic issues regarding IT use in the federal administration and must be involved in all proposed legislation and other government projects significantly affecting IT in the public administration.

The Commissioner's key tasks are: