Jamaica new E-gov institutional model is resulted from a merger of two government entities, Fiscal Services Limited, which Minister Robinson says implemented large scale government ICT projects, and the former Central Information Technology Office (CITO), which fell under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining. Next step will be recruiting a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to oversee administration of the newly established e-government (e-gov) agency.
The Barbados Defence Force has not only been safeguarding national borders, but also training Barbadians in safe and secure transmission of electronic data.
BDF chief-of staff Colonel Alvin Quintyne disclosed that information recently at a graduation ceremony for 12 military personnel from Barbados and other Caribbean territories, who had completed a four-week data communications course conducted by members of the Canadian Forces.
The Secretary of Legal Affairs of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jean Michel Arrighi, on behalf of the Secretary General of the institution, José Miguel Insulza, today opened a meeting of experts on the investigation of cyber crimes at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington DC, with a call to strengthen international legal cooperation, fortify links with the private sector, and collaborate with the citizens of the Americas to confront the complex transnational problem.
Open Data Day 2014 is February 22.
What: It’s a gathering of citizens in cities all around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data.
Why: To show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
Where: All around the world, in person and online, in a timezone near you! - See more at: http://blog.okfn.org/2014/02/07/what-are-you-doing-on-open-data-day/#sthash.l8QmZ30a.dpuf
The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has launched the first 19 progress reports for the second cohort of OGP participating countries (including Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Uruguay). During this period, the IRM team encourages you to make comments on the drafts before they are finalized in the coming months.