Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Do we need an IT Commission?

Did you know that the government recently mandated all agencies to use one percent to two percent of maintenance, operating expenses and capital outlay to fund e-government projects in support of the mandate of the E-Commerce Law. It is estimated that this could reach from P1 billion to P3 billion. That is good news indeed.

However, if there’s one thing that troubles me and several friends, it is how come this administration is so eager, especially the Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Council (Itecc), to push for the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

For the full story, read it HERE.