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e-Government Governance

e-Government Governance



Ministry of Finance as the e-Government Owner

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is the e-Government owner. As the owner, MOF sets the policy direction on use of ICT in Government, champions and provides funding for whole-of-government programmes and projects.

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore as the Government CIO

Working closely with MOF, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) acts as the Chief Information Officer for the Government. IDA provides technical advice and recommendations, masterplanning and project management services to MOF and other government agencies in the implementation and management of e-government programmes.

IDA also plays a key role in defining government-wide ICT policies, standards and procedures and conceptualising and managing whole-of-government projects.

Mr Chan Cheow Hoe, Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office) of IDA, currently holds the position of the Government CIO of Singapore. He champions and oversees whole-of-government ICT initiatives to maintain Singapore Government's leadership position as an innovative user of infocomm technologies to provide public services; and to co-create and connect with its people. This includes eGov2015 masterplan and sectoral infocomm initiatives to support the transformation of the education, financial, tourism, trade, healthcare sectors.

Agency CIOs

Every government agency also appoints agency CIOs who are responsible for agency-specific infocomm technologies, infrastructure and services within their own organisations. Agency CIOs assist Permanent Secretaries of Ministries, Heads of Organs of State and Chief Executive Officers of Statutory Boards to

  • Articulate the organisation's vision in the exploitation of ICT
  • Align ICT policies, standards, projects, systems and infrastructure with those of the central authority, to meet business needs and priorities
  • Provide leadership in the planning and prioritisation of IT initiatives, in alignment with the eGov2015 Masterplan
  • Ensure appropriate management attention, manpower and monetary resources are given to implement infocomm technology initiatives.