Cabinet approves creation supervisory agency for ICT projects




The government on Friday approved the establishment of a temporary agency that ‘risky’ ICT projects in government checks for feasibility. The agency gives attention to how many projects submitted expenses. The Cabinet intends to send a “strong signal”.

That leaves the government said in a statement Friday. It says that the ministers largely adopt the recommendations previously made by an advisory committee in its report ‘Grip on ICT “were published. The government recognizes its own admission in the problems associated with many ICT projects in government.

Future monitoring agency called Office IT Assessment, or BIT. That will be ‘risky’ ICT projects in government precede keys feasibility. The ‘compact’ team of the agency, including independent experts, then look at the financial cost and the social importance of the project. Also, the bureau may propose additional measures. The results of all these tests are made public later.

The control desk will be set up this year and get further form. The idea is that eventually it’s going to take a crucial role in the final decision on an ICT project with the government. The government aims to BITs within five years has become superfluous, which indicates that all future ICT projects in government is the cabinet will meet all requirements.

The Head of ICT Assessment Office will be managed by the Minister for Housing and National Service, currently Stef Blok. In addition, all the heads of the ministries will be covered by the relevant ministers. The aim is that the ministers will eventually know more about ICT.

In addition to the establishment of the control agency the government is taking other measures to address the problem ICT job. First, the government pumped an unknown amount of money in the quality of the existing ICT staff. There will also be a doubling of executives ICT projects need to control, from 100 to 200 FTEs. Finally, there are more courses.

Last year it was announced that the Dutch government is wasting one year to five billion euros with ICT projects. This emerged from research by a parliamentary committee. Moreover, it remained an estimate because it was unclear how much the government spends on ICT anyway.


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