I forgot to blog our new E-Government Strategy 2004-06 – Realising the Potential which was launched last week by the board of Project e-Government, our national steering committee for e-government.
Vision for e-Government
Digitalisation must contribute to the creation of an efficient and coherent public sector with a high quality of service, with citizens and businesses in the centre.
The strategy is summarised in this figure:
And the EU/IDA eGovernment Observatory also did a summary.
I’ve selected a quote about my focus area:
Denmark is well on the way to constructing a coherent infrastructure in which both the technical and legal prerequisites for e-Government are present. However, this does not mean that there is not still much that can and should be done to further improve this foundation. There is a need in a number of areas for a common language, which will require that the data formats used by the individual authorities conform to a common, open, national standard. It is also of central importance that the IT development of individual institutions is in keeping with the development of a common public sector IT architecture, enabling the integration of different IT systems.
On this, the strategy names the following key activities:
- Consolidate the development of a genuine public sector architecture framework, cf. the white book on IT architecture.
- Establish a national IT security concept on the basis of the IT Council’s report on ‘IT Security in the State Sector, 2003’.
- Ensure that citizens and businesses eventually acquire access to their own data.
- Examine the possibilities for establishing a common ‘look and feel’ at State websites, to make it easier for users to utilise other services once they gain familiarity with one of them.
- Analyse the potential for the use of mobile technologies in the public sector.
We are arranging a national conference about architecture for e-government next week, and have a full house, around 400 participants. I think it is fair to say that enterprise architecture is taking on in Denmark, even though our national strategy doesn’t explicitely say so.