NEW PAPER: ICT for development in the Pacific islands | ASD to help in hunt for paedophiles | Claims Trump offered Assange pardon in exchange for cover-up.
New ASPI ICPC report released today highlighting e-government capabilities of Pacific Island nations. ASPI ICPC
Australia's premier foreign cyber intelligence agency would be enlisted to help track down online paedophiles, terrorists and other serious criminals under a proposal being developed by the Federal Government. ABC News
A lawyer for Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Donald Trump offered to pardon Assange if the WikiLeaks founder agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. The Daily Beast
ICT for development in the Pacific islands
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) as an invisible driver of socio-economic change have long captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers and aid professionals alike. The internet, mobile devices and e-commerce have already penetrated the Pacific, configured to the political, economic and sociocultural context of the various island nations.
This report takes a step back and zooms in on one aspect of that digital revolution: e-government. E-Government is defined as a set of capabilities and activities that involves the use of ICTs by government to improve intragovernmental processes and to connect with citizens, businesses and industry. Fiji was the first island to get linked up to the global network of submarine communications cables in 2000. In 2020, all major islands in the region are connected through one or more domestic and international fibre-optic cables.
The region is connected. This report finds that the potential of ICTs to enable stronger governance, effective public service delivery and better government services is there. In all countries that are part of this study, critical foundational infrastructure is in place. But there’s still a lot to be unlocked. The report reaches five main conclusions for the implementation of e-government and digital government initiatives, and it concludes with four recommendations for future programming of international support in the area of ICTs and e-government.
ASPI @ASPI_org🚨 @ASPI_ICPC's latest report 'ICT for development in the Pacific islands: An assessment of e-government capabilities in Fiji 🇫🇯, Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬, Samoa 🇼🇸, Solomon Islands 🇸🇧, Tonga 🇹🇴 and Vanuatu 🇻🇺' by @BartHoogeveen is now available! https://t.co/YGu3nxYeqn
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