Digital government – Action Plan for Public Service Reform 2014 – 2016

The Action Plan for 2014 – 2016 has put focus on the preparation and drive for implementation of a new ICT Strategy for the Public Service in collaboration with the Public Service Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council

The planned benefits include:

  • Improved user-experience for the citizen
  • A range of improved transactional processes fit-for-purpose in a digital world
  • Cost reductions and the development of an improved supply chain that delivers better value for money
  • A more capable, mobile and digitally engaged public service workforce
  • New and improved delivery mechanisms and processes across the Public Service
  • Development of common public service platforms and the acceleration in uptake of cloud computing opportunities

Section 1.2.4 outlines the actions to improve data use and sharing, including open data. The full documentation can be accessed here. They include:

  1. Prepare Heads of a new Data Sharing and Governance Bill designed to deliver improved digital transactional services;
  2. Establish an Open Data Board and Steering and Implementation Group, and develop an Open Data portal;
  3. Deliver improved access to geo-spatial information for public services, businesses and citizens by developing a National Spatial Data Strategy and National Mapping Agreement;
  4. Improve the outcomes of existing and new public services through the increased exploitation of emerging big data analytics;
  5. Deliver a range of new public service applications based on the Single Customer View Q1 2014 Q4 2016.

For more information visit the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform by clicking here.