State Special Communications Service To Start Up 'Electronic Ukraine' System In Q111Thursday, September 23, 2010
The State Special Communications and Information Protection Service has plans to start up the integrated protected system of electronic document flow, Electronic Ukraine, in the first quarter of 2011, deputy chairman of the Special Communications Service Petro Yatsuk has announced at a news conference.
In his words, the Electronic Ukraine is a platform for the electronic government turnover made in the form of a web portal, designed for running on any operating system.
Ukrainian Special Systems, a state-owned enterprise, was engaged in development of this system.
Enterprise deputy director-general Oleksii Yaremenko says the entire work flow in the Electronic Ukraine system is built on identity authentication, any operation with documents demands digital signature.
At the moment technical specifications of the system are being reconciled with the Justice Ministry.
They suppose to start a test run of the system in October.
On the first stage they suppose to introduce electronic document flow (incoming/outgoing documents, rendering reports) for executive power bodies; in future they plan to widen the system functions (option of citizens' interaction with government agencies, obtaining requisite references, registrations, etc., order railway tickets, book hotel accommodations, and so on).
As to Yatsuk, so far they have spent about UAH 10 million on creation of the system; he notes that its full introduction in the government authorities will allow halve carrying expenses on paper and office appliances.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the State Special Communications and Information Protection Service was seeking adoption of MoReq2 (Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records, second version) as the basic standard for management of electronic records in Ukraine.
The State Special Communications and Information Protection Service believes that approval of the MoReq2 will facilitate creation of a modern electronic records management system and that it will be a practical step toward bringing Ukraine closer to the European Union.
The Cabinet of Ministers instructed the State Committee for Information Technology in March to implement a pilot project for electronic government in 2010, one of the tasks of which is determination of a mechanism for solving problems related management of electronic records.