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[February 22, 2014]
NCSI, ITA mull ways to boost e-government capabilities [Times of Oman]
(Times of Oman Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Muscat: Plans for supporting government agencies to share information were discussed by top executives of National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) and Information Technology Authority (ITA) in course of Knowledge Oasis Muscat recently.
Dr Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Barwani, the CEO of NCSI, and Dr. Salim bin Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA focused on the importance of sharing knowledge and information between government agencies to assist in the future development of the Sultanate. A number of senior officials from both organisations were also present.
Dr. Khalifa Al Barwani said, "The NCSI and ITA both use sophisticated data management programmes and modern systems aimed at developing the level and value of information to provide informed outcomes.
"Meetings such as this provide us with a forum for productive discussion, and allow everyone to activate areas of cooperation between the technical officials and administrators of both organisations, in order to effectively develop e-government capabilities." During the meeting, senior officials from NCSI and the ITA also discussed upgrading systems and programmes used in both organisations to enhance the e-government capabilities in the Sultanate.
The meeting followed a number of high-level discussions held earlier between the NCSI on the one hand, and different government organisations on the other, with the aim of improving and joining together different information systems, programmes and applications for the public interest through information technology.
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