Sharjah DSCD signs NXN for data project

Department of Statistics to develop data classification in line with Federal Data Policy

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Sharjah DSCD signs NXN for data project NXN will support DSCD in developing data classification and framework.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 17, 2018

The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has signed an agreement with NXN to assist in adopting the UAE's Federal Data Policy.

Under the MoU, NXN will support DSCD in a data classification and data standards program that will enable it to adopt the Federal Data Policy and frameworks for data classification and data sharing. The drive for standardised data and data sharing capabilities is an important part of the digital transformation of the emirate.

The agreement was signed at the Department by Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Director of DSCD, and Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN.

The Policy Framework for Data Classification and Sharing sets clear criteria to prepare statistical data through collating digital inventory of the data available, and to develop related output policies. Upon compliance with these standards, DSCD will be able to provide comprehensive and reliable digital data about the various vital and economic indexes of the emirate.

NXN will help Sharjah DSCD to implement policy requirements and develop an action plan for ‘Data Assimilation' procedure. These steps will guide government entities in the emirate on how to enter unified data in their customer service digital platforms in coordination with the Department.

NXN will also assist DSCD in adopting the National Policy for Smart Data based on the related standards. As well as managing data inventory and classification, and determination of a policy for data release, review, and approval.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, DSCD's director said: "The department is committed to provide quality statistical data keeping with highest standards of accuracy and reliability. This enables the department to stay up-to-date of the latest developments in the industry, locally, and internationally.

"The statistical data that are consistent with federal policy plays a vital role in supporting our national economic indicators and facilitating cooperation between various government entities and departments in the Emirate, according to a unified methodology. These data also support the efforts of the Supreme Committee for Digital Transformation in Sharjah, through offering unified data that makes it easy to review and compare to ensure optimal results. This aligns with the Emirate's sustained endeavours to provide the best services to the community."

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