Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

June 29, 2016 16:57 ET

Government of Canada Publishes Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan for Consultation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada recognizes that a strong and modern IT infrastructure is the backbone of better service delivery to Canadians.

Today, President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison is taking another step to modernize and improve the Government's use of information technology by publishing the Government of Canada's IT Strategic Plan. The plan will also contribute to the guidance given to all departments and agencies to transform IT within their organizations.

The Government will begin consulting industry, academia and the Canadian public on the plan in the first 90 days, and a "What We've Heard" report will be issued in December 2016. Along with the numerous other initiatives currently taking place across government to improve the use and management of IT, the consultation will inform the next edition of the Strategic Plan to be published next year.

Comments on the plan are welcomed.

Quotes:

"Information technology is behind every service that we offer every day to Canadians. By making better use of IT within Government, we will provide Canadians with more reliable, accessible and secure services."

  • The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board.

"The Government of Canada is committed to providing modern, secure and reliable information technology infrastructure for Canadians. The IT Strategic Plan will guide Shared Services Canada's review of its IT infrastructure model."

  • The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

Quick Facts

  • Twenty-five of the 47 strategic actions outlined in the plan are currently under way.
  • Budget 2016 confirmed the Government's commitment to improved services for Canadians with the development of the Government's Service Strategy.
  • The IT Strategic Plan provides guidance in the development of the Service Strategy.
  • The Strategic Plan directs departments and agencies to put in place the Communication Security Establishment's Top 10 IT Security recommendations to strengthen cyber security and better protect networks and information.

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