Policy, Standards & Research Section

The Policy, Standards and Research Section has the mandate to develop, promote, maintain and implement the standards, guidelines, technical reports and preferred practices adopted by the division.

The adopted technical standards aim to support seamless interoperability in the delivery of e-government services. In addition, the software standard and research section selects and implements mandatory government-wide Information System (IS) solutions.

The Policy, Standards and Research Section is responsible for the following:

  • Design software coding standards enabling multi-person teams to develop software code components in parallel, for seamless insertion in the overall framework
  • Establish operational policies and other relevant standards pertaining to IT for Government Establish procedures for team-based code development approach
  • Verify/inspect all code produced, and clear it for conformity with the standards
  • Research improvements to existing coding standards
  • Research new technologies
  • Provide for integration of all Electronic Government applications and databases through the use of established software and database standards
  • Support other sections technically with the integration of the various information systems and with other specific technical issues
  • Administer and manage the Government Intranet and Internet-based E-Services portal
  • Administer and manage development and test servers.