This plan was released in June 2013 and lays out the Abe administration’s vision for promoting greater utilization of Internet technologies in government and industry. Top priorities included disaster preparedness, greater use of IT in delivering government services including education and healthcare, reliance on IT technologies to revitalize and reform agriculture and improvement of government IT procurement practices under the leadership of the newly named CIO. The plan will guide government budget priorities through 2020.
The Japanese government has firmed up its IT budget for 2014. The government’s new CIO formally made the decision on budget priorities, based on submissions from each ministry and agency. Efforts to increase interministerial cooperation seem to be having an effect. In the new budget, the number of budget line items involving more than oneRead More