The information society in Switzerland
At the beginning of the year, the Federal Council adopted the revised strategy for an information society in Switzerland and defined principles and priority measures which are to be implemented in a decentralised but coordinated way in the competent government departments and offices. The Interdepartmental Information Society Committee (IISC), under OFCOM’s chairmanship, acts as the coordinating and management body.
The 2006 Federal Council strategy for an information society in Switzerland
The top-priority measures in the information society strategy relate to the areas of e-government, e-health and the handling of electronic data and documents in the federal administration. These three areas were therefore placed at the centre of the work of the coordination office for implementing the Federal Council’s strategy. On the one hand, the Council, together with the competent specialist offices, participated actively in drawing up the national strategy on e-government and e-health. On the other hand, the Swiss players in these three areas were to be networked and the equivalent activities at the international level were to be monitored. In the area of the third priority of the Federal Council’s strategy, the coordination office contributed to the outline paper for a “2007 concept” for uniform and standardised handling of electronic data and documents. At the end of the year, the Federal Council acknowledged the drafts of the two strategies and the outline paper.
The e-government strategy
The goal of the Swiss e-government strategy is to ensure that at the national level the activity of the administration addresses citizens’ requirements and is as efficient and economical as possible, thanks to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). It was adopted by the Federal Council on 24 January 2007.
The (draft) e-health strategy
The e-health strategy is intended to contribute to ensuring access to a health service which is affordable, efficient, safe and of high quality.
Outline paper on handling electronic data and documents in the federal administration (preparatory work on the concept)
The goal of uniform and standardised handling of electronic data and documents in the federal administration is to establish central conditions for implementing efficient electronic management of the administration, by promoting transparency, simple communication with the federal authorities and preserving the heritage of the information society in Switzerland.
IC IS annual report to GSC 2006
With reference to the status of the information society in Switzerland in 2006, the coordinating committee produced an annual report for the Interdepartmental Information Society Committee (IISC), which was presented to the General Secretaries’ Conference at the end of February 2007.
Report IISC 2006
Report of the Interdepartmental Information Society Committee (IISC) to the General Secretaries' Conference, February 2007
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