Presidential cabinet creates public software program

- Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Presidential cabinet creates public software program

Argentina's presidential cabinet has created a public software program seeking to evaluate and promote the implementation of software available for public administration agencies, according to the presidential website.

The move is part of the cabinet's strategy to strengthen government through innovation and introducing new information technology, in light of the national e-government plan.

The cabinet's program will also propose updates for IT standards regarding public software use and assist national, provincial and municipal agencies. Furthermore, it will advise the cabinet's technology management department on drafting regulations for public software licensing, and create a website with updated information on public software.

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The program is also expected to promote agreements with agencies and public sector entities to expand the national public software registry.

The initiative will be implemented under the supervision of the technology management department.