The Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) Project is an essential element in the implementation of the e-Government Master Plan of 2013-2016, which aims to improve processes in government to provide better services to both citizens and businesses, as well as promote public participation.

This project, which is being managed by the DOST-ICTO and DOST-ASTI, is tasked to provide the necessary infrastructure and software needed for e-governance. The infrastructure includes the creation of data centers and layout of fiber optic networks to interconnect government offices and provide high-speed communication and sharing of tasks and data. Software includes online tools, services and applications for use by government agencies and citizens.

Two years passed and so much has been achieved by the project in realizing its objectives. The government-shared applications and services, namely, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Government-wide E-mail System (GovMail), Government Cloud (GovCloud), Government Web Hosting Service (GWHS) and Government Website Templates (GWT), Government Project Management Information System (PMGov), PhPay, Forms Buider, Archives and Records Management Information System (ARMIS) have already been completed its systems development and are already undergoing pilot implementation to select pilot agencies.

The Fiber Optic Network is expected to be completed by first quarter of 2015, connecting 160 government agencies in Metro Manila. The fiber optic loop in Cebu has already been completed and is now connecting 12 government agencies. The National Government Data Center (NGDC) 1 and 2 are already operational and accepting agencies that are interested for co-location service. Another data center is being develop somewhere Central Luzon.

The following chapters will tackle the overview and accomplishment reports of each iGovPhil service.

Summary of Accomplishments:

  • 80% of the fiber optic cables have already been laid out in Metro Manila
  • completed the Cebu fiber optic loop
  • two data centers are fully operational
  • the following iGovPhil products/services are already mature and operational:
    • Government Cloud
    • Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure
    • Government-wide Email System
    • Administrative Order 39: GWHS and GWT
  • ARMIS, PhPay, Forms Generator and PMGov have already completed systems development and are now in the pilot implementation phase

Product/Service Accomplishments:

Yearlu Events:

National Science and Technology Week
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia

DATE

BOOTH/FORUM

NUMBER OF VISITORS

July 24-28, 2014

PKI

138

GovMail

29

AO39

619

FOC

176

Igov Pavillon

220

July 25, 2014

Forum on eGovernment

228

July 28

Forum on Infrastructure and Shared Services

147

Regional Science and Technology Cluster Fair

DATE

CITY

NUMBER OF VISITORS

August 18-20, 2014

Legazpi City

32

September 2-4, 2014

Tuguegarao City

162

October 2-4, 2014

Mandaue City

35

November 13-15, 2014

Davao City

68

Year-Ender Activities

DATE

ACTIVITY

NUMBER OF AGENCY

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

December 10, 1014

Focus Group Discussion on Shared Services

19

56

December 11, 2014

Special Meeting with COA Auditors

8 COA clusters

69