ADSIC and TRA sign MoU for UAE government service bus
Agreement to connect Abu Dhabi government services through national connectivity project
Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC) and the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) have signed an MoU to cover exchange of government data through the government services bus platform.
The Government Data Exchange MoU has been signed to support the launch of the government services bus platform by the TRA, a secure connectivity platform for smart government, and the connection of Abu Dhabi government services through the Abu Dhabi Enterprise Service Bus platform.
The agreement was signed by H.E Rashid Lahij Al Mansouri, Director General of ADSIC and H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of TRA, at the center's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The first phase of the UAE government services bus platform included 13 government entities with 26 connected services, and that Abu Dhabi's e-government and Smart Dubai are integrated through the government services bus project, giving it a broad national dimension, beyond the federal level.
The Abu Dhabi Enterprise Service Bus platform is a shared service from ADSIC, enabling government entities to exchange information and procedures across a wide spectrum of services. The advanced platform hosts all government services centrally on behalf of entities and applies ICT best practices.
Commenting on the agreement, HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of TRA said: "The importance of this agreement stems from its key role in strengthening cooperation and coordination between government entities in the field of service integration, in addition to connecting and exchanging data ahead of a new government phase which is built on quality and user satisfaction. The agreement is also part of our priority to offer faster and more efficient services to customers to boost their happiness, in line with the directives of our wise leadership.
"Through the government services bus project, customers will now be able to obtain any service without the need to visit multiple government entities, as the government continues to work on achieving the concept of integrated government through three major initiatives which are: government service bus, smart pass and the federal network (FedNet)."
HE Rashid Lahij Al Mansoori, Director General at ADSIC said: "Today's MoU reflects the high level of ongoing cooperation between ADSIC and its strategic partner TRA to accelerate the pace of completing government data exchange projects in light of mutual technical empowerment. This, we believe, will further advance the pillars of ICT, both locally and federally, while establishing an integrated smart government in the UAE.
"We are confident that our close coordination with TRA to benefit from the government data exchange platform and the supporting connectivity mechanisms of the emirate of Abu Dhabi will notably support our joint efforts to reinforce smart living in the UAE, and enhance services to enrich user experiences and achieve their happiness."