Government Technology Agency

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Government Technology Agency
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Agency overview
Formed1 October 2016; 5 years ago (2016-10-01)
Preceding agency
  • National Computer Board (NCB)
    Telecommunication Authority of Singapore (TAS)
    Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters10 Pasir Panjang Road, #10-01 Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117438
Annual budgetS$238.93 million (2017) [1]
Agency executives
  • Ng Chee Khern, Chairman
  • Kok Ping Soon, CEO[2]
  • Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer/Deputy Chief Executive
  • Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive (Governance and Cybersecurity)
  • Tan Eng Pheng, Assistant Chief Executive (Services)
Parent agencyPrime Minister's Office
Websitewww.tech.gov.sg

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) is a statutory board of the Government of Singapore, under the Prime Minister's Office. It was restructured from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) in 2016,[3][4] and officially legislated in Parliament on 18 August that year.[5]

Overview[edit]

GovTech is responsible for the delivery of the Singapore government's digital services to the public. It is the agency that provides the infrastructure to support the implementation of the country's Smart Nation initiative to utilise infocomm technologies, networks and big data to create tech-enabled solutions.[buzzword][6]

The Government Chief Information Office (GCIO) is under GovTech.

From 1 May 2017, GovTech was moved from the Ministry of Communications and Information to the Prime Minister's Office (Singapore) (PMO). It is now the implementing agency of PMO's "Smart Nation and Digital Government Office" (SNDGO).[7]

Its sub-unit Open Government Products (OGP) develops softwares for the government. As of 2022, Lee Hsien Loong's son Li Hongyi serves as the director of OGP.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Head Q: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION" (PDF). Budget 2017: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. February 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Manpower Ministry's Kok Ping Soon to replace Jacqueline Poh as GovTech's new CEO from May 1". 9 April 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "IDA, MDA to be restructured to capitalise on converging media and ICT landscape". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ "GovTech about using technology to create citizen-centric solutions: CEO". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Parliament passes Info-communications Media Development Authority Bill". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Bills passed for establishment of IMDA, GovTech". TODAY. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  7. ^ Singapore, Prime Minister's Office (24 December 2018). "PMO | Formation of The Smart Nation and Digital Government Group in the Prime Minister's Office". Prime Minister's Office Singapore.
  8. ^ "How the Singapore Government turned to its experimental tech team to solve COVID-19 problems quickly". CNA. Retrieved 4 May 2022.

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