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Imerja joins select panel for TV debate

E-government is about the integration and interconnection of local authorities and public bodies in order to provide better services for citizens. However, this interconnection brings with it significant implications for critical services to IT related risks and cyber crime.

Ian Jackson of Imerja, in his capacity as Technical Design Manager for Government Connect, was invited to join an expert panel for a TV programme discussing key issues surrounding the current wave of government modernisation. Entitled Securing eGovernment, Building a Secure Infrastructure the programme looked at the tools and technologies that can be employed to protect operations and systems, and discussed where responsibility for ensuring security would lie.

Chaired by John Thornton, the select panel of experts included: Roger Cumming, Director, NISCC; Ian Jackson, Technical Design Manager, Government Connect; Stephen Lawrence, Director Solutions Team, eDelivery Team, eGovernment Unit; Steve Pennant, Chief Executive, London Connects; Andrew Swaffer, Director, GSI, Cable & Wireless.

“…as we move into the next wave of modernisation we need to be able to securely transmit communications across boundaries…..and we need to be able to do that in a reliable and secure faction. Government Connect is all about providing that infrastructure.” - Ian Jackson (Imerja), Technical Design Manager, Government Connect

The panel discussion looked at how local government, central government and suppliers (the third sector) can put in place a secure infrastructure that is flexible and accessible enough to deliver these new services and operations, and at the same time is robust enough to protect individual authorities and the other public bodies to which they are increasingly connected.

The programme was originally broadcast in December 2005.

About LocalGov TV

The programme was produced and broadcast by LocalGov TV, a free to-air dedicated web-cast television channel for senior executives across all public sector organisations. It is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet. Using the web-medium it is able to provide the exceptionally broad range of content essential to help senior executives understand and address the many challenges they face in transitioning their organisations to e-government. For more on LocalGov TV click here.

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