The ICT Month is a celebration observed by the Information and Communications Technology Office, in cooperation with other government agencies and private institutions, since 2008. This in accordance with Proclamation No. 1521, series of 2008, which designated the month June of 2008 and “of every year hereafter as National ICT Month.” It aims to harmonize and coordinate the ICT programs, projects, and goals of government and private organizations to promote an overall nation-wide growth.

Events

Every year, the ICT Office adopts a specific theme to focus on for the event. This June’s celebration is particularly special because of the new bill passed mandating the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology. We can now see that the government and the citizens are becoming more aware of the key role of ICT towards attaining economic development and connecting Filipinos together. That’s why this year’s theme for ICT Month is “ICT: Susi sa Kinabukasan” (ICT: The Key to the Future).

Various activities were scheduled showcasing ICT initiatives started and being developed by government agencies to steer the nation toward e-governance and make Filipinos “digitally-empowered” citizens. One session is also allotted for a brief discussion of the DICT law and its impact not only on the ICT field but to socio-political and economic spheres.

June 17 – Service-Oriented Architecture Framework
The half-day training on Service Oriented Architecture will gather programmers, system administrators, and other technical staff from the Information and Communications Technology Office. Th speaker for the training will be Smart Communication Inc.’s Lead Architect, Michael Oliver.

June 28 – Government Network (GovNet) and Government Roaming (GovRoam) Launch
Government Network (GovNet) has been providing fast, secure, efficient, responsive, and transparent online services, with the use of fiber optic technology, to government agencies in Metro Manila and Cebu. More initiatives are being pushed through to reach out to other regional locations all over the Philippines as well.

With GovNet, all government employees can connect to the Internet using the wireless facility of any building connected to the network using the Government Roaming (GovRoam). Employees just need to log in using the appropriate credentials to do so.

In this session, key project handlers and officials will give updates on GovNet and GovRoam. Detailed plans and actions being done to implement the project will be presented.

For more details, queries, or comments, please contact iGovPhil’s Events Team at 920-0101 local 2001/2621 or email them at [email protected]