The Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) Program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) is creating a common repository of data and information that agencies can access, use, and share on demand.
Through this repository, called Philippine Government Common Platform (PGCP), the iGovPhil aims to help agencies share data and resources without necessarily changing their existing database structure. Registries will be created as sources of data, avoiding duplication of work, like data gathering, and allowing agencies to focus on their mandates. The platform allows the maximization of benefits from already developed applications, installation and operation of secure government email system, and development and deployment of common applications and shared services.
To implement and sustain PGCP’s operations, a Resource Pooling Strategy (RPS) is being adopted to ensure that the project will have the skilled manpower it needs.
The objective of RPS is to create a pool of highly-skilled technical human resource to run the planned NGCP and iGovPhil’s other development projects, such as PeGIF, eGovFrame and Applications. It is envisioned to consist of engineers, scientists, enterprise architects, big data analysts and IT graduates.
The country’s private and public universities and academic institutions are a rich source of trained and trainable manpower that could fill in the development requirements of PGCP, PeGIF, eGovFrame and Applications.
The iGovPhil can work out a deal with these schools and institutions to implement short-term academic programs that will allow, for example, fourth year or graduating engineering or IT students to undergo training, with the view of filling in the requirements of the PGCP and the other services in the future. An apprenticeship program may also be implemented for graduates where they will perform actual work for the PGCP, PeGIF, eGovFrame and Applications development. Moreover, part of the implementation of RPS is the faculty-industry immersion program in partnership with Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA). This is for school professors who are willing to work in the industry for one (1) year under the program. It aims to help school professors to gain necessary skills from the industries through hands-on work and return service to university after the immersion.
Partnerships with the PSIA and its member companies, together with selected higher education institutes (HEIs), are being initiated.
Practitioners will be required to have a working knowledge of the following:
- Java, Java Script, PHP
- Relational and NoSQL database
- XML, scripting languages
- Basic Linux administration
- Business process management