Cybersecurity shared services for government and public authorities

Posted on June 30, 2021Categories Latest News

In collaboration with the Office of Security Coordination & Assessment (OSCA) and through partnership with relevant stakeholders, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) through NEC Decision No: 252/2020, is now responsible for implementing digital government, shared services and operationalising cyber-security measures in public service and the broader industry. In this new digital economy, there has been an increase in Government data being stored and transferred online via storage and communication systems such as email and therefore the department … Continue reading “Cybersecurity shared services for government and public authorities”

PNG to participate in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai

Posted on June 29, 2021Categories Latest News

The Department of Information and Communication Technology is among PNG’s  National Coordination Team, led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,  that is  preparing for  the country’s participation at the  World Expo 2021  in Dubai. The  World Expo 2021, with the theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” will be held between October 1, 2021 and 31 March 2022, in Dubai, Untied Arab Emirates. The Department of ICT will take lead  in  telling the PNG story electronically, whilst  sharing … Continue reading “PNG to participate in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai”

Digital Government to Ease Business Operations

Posted on June 28, 2021Categories Latest News

“A digital government will instantly address ‘ease of business’ which is currently the main pain point for all Small Medium Enterprises.” This was stated by the Minister for Information and Communication Technology in his official speech during the opening of the Certified Practising Accountants Annual NGI Conference in Kokopo in the East New Britain Province on Thursday the 24th of June 2021. The Ministry of ICT also projects that the process of digitizing government presents in itself countless opportunities for … Continue reading “Digital Government to Ease Business Operations”

Marape Basil Government Achievement in ICT

Posted on June 28, 2021Categories Latest News

The Information and Communication Technology with the support of the Australian Government have improved Telecommunication capacity by establishing terrestrial and submarine high-capacity fibre optic cables connecting PNG with Australia and Solomon Islands. This was highlighted amongst other achievements from different sectors which have been achieved by the Marape Basil Government since occupying the office on the 30th of May 2019. Prime Minister Honorable James Marape was pleased to announced their achievements on an occasion that was hosted on Thursday the … Continue reading “Marape Basil Government Achievement in ICT”

The Digital Revolution – Impact on Business and the Economy”

Posted on June 24, 2021Categories Press Releases

SPEECH BY MINISTER FOR ICT, HON. TIMOTHY MASIU, MP On the Occasion of CPA PNG NGI BRANCH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021 The Digital Revolution – Impact on Business and the Economy” Thursday, 24th June 2021 – Gazelle International Hotel, Kokopo Salutation I want to thank the CPA PNG NGI Branch, Mr. Vatnabar, the President and your team, for organizing and inviting me to officially open theCPA PNG NGI Branch 2021 Annual Conference. As Minister responsible for ICT, I am extremely delighted … Continue reading “The Digital Revolution – Impact on Business and the Economy””

Police makes history in first ever appointment of females to Police Promotion Board

Posted on June 23, 2021Categories Other News

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary made history today when two females were appointed to the three-member Police Promotion Board. In a small but significant event attended by Police Minister William Onglo, Police Commissioner David Manning and senior police officers, former diplomat and senior public servant Dame Jean Lucilla Kekedo was appointed Chairperson of the Police Promotions and Appointment Board 2021.   Ms Kekedo is Minister Onglo’s nominee. The other board member is acting Deputy Police Commissioner Administration Joanne Clarkson … Continue reading “Police makes history in first ever appointment of females to Police Promotion Board”

SOCIAL MEDIA DESK TO COUNTERACT GOVERNMENT DISINFORMATION

Posted on June 22, 2021Categories Latest News

A general order regulating social media conduct by public servants will be implemented as of January 1st 2022 to manage disinformation originating from the public service. This was stated recently by the Minister for Information and Communication Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu while announcing the Governments’ counteractive initiatives. “Our constitutional democracy has a space and provision for whistle blowers everywhere including within the public service. But there is no place for disinformation unlawfully obtained and spread by serving public servants.” He … Continue reading “SOCIAL MEDIA DESK TO COUNTERACT GOVERNMENT DISINFORMATION”

ICT support to Bougainville

Posted on June 22, 2021Categories Latest News

As part of the National Government’s commitment through the Joint Supervisory Body, the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville stand to benefit from K50 million worth of ICT Infrastructure and services covering the entire island from telecommunications, towers, broadband infrastructure, spectrum management, to radio and television broadcasting under a national government plan approved recently by the Marape-Basil Government. Minister for Information and Communication Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu made that announcement on the floor of … Continue reading “ICT support to Bougainville”

DEADLINE FOR ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES TO DECLARE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS TO AVOID TAKEDOWN

Posted on June 22, 2021June 22, 2021Categories Press Releases

Media Release – 21st June 2021 Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology Steven Matainaho has issued a circular instruction asking that all Government Departments and Public Authorities declare their social media accounts before 12 noon, Friday July 30, 2021. “On 18 June 2021, I distributed a circular under the authority of NEC Decisions 252 of 2020 and 100 of 2021 requesting each Departmental Head and Head of Public Authority to declare all their respective domain names, websites, … Continue reading “DEADLINE FOR ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES TO DECLARE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS TO AVOID TAKEDOWN”

SOCIAL MEDIA DESK TO COUNTERACT GOVERNMENT DISINFORMATION

Posted on June 17, 2021June 17, 2021Categories Press Releases

Media Release – 17th June 2021 Easy access to the Internet and mobile phone technology across Papua New Guinea means that individuals with untrained minds are flooded with information daily and up to a point where they are struggling to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. As an information source, the government is also competing with untrustworthy sources daily to put confirmed government information out to citizens through social media platforms. This is a phenomenon referred … Continue reading “SOCIAL MEDIA DESK TO COUNTERACT GOVERNMENT DISINFORMATION”