Thursday 9 April, 2020

Cabinet goes digital

Cabinet on Monday transitioned to a paperless system with all the ministers receiving secure laptops to facilitate the electronic upload and dissemination of confidential Cabinet papers at the first sitting for 2020.

The system, which was first announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in 2018, is said to represent an important step towards the Government’s objective of a total digital transformation across the public service.

The system will reduce the laborious task of printing and collating multiple Cabinet submissions, which would then be transported to each minister at various ministries across the Corporate Area.

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Increased efficiency, accessibility, security and cost-effectiveness are the immediate benefits to be had from the new system.

Prime Minister Holness hailed the implementation of the new platform as one that will lead to further integration across Government, and improve the business processes involved in the preparation of Cabinet documents.

The devices were specially procured taking into consideration the critical nature of cybersecurity, durability, as well as user interface ease.

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