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ITA INTRODUCES GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME.

The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by the Governance and Compliance Division, organised an awareness workshop on government compliance programme at its headquarters in Knowledge Oasis on Wednesday.

The workshop was organised to introduce various programmes and activities to IT managers, internal audit managers and information security specialists in various government entities.

Rasha bint Saud al Abdali, acting director, Compliance Department at ITA, started the workshop with an overview of the governance and compliance division in ITA as the division responsible for issuing policies, standards, frameworks and guidelines related to information technology, as well as developing the government compliance programme.

Introducing the government compliance programme, Mohammed bin Salim al Araimi, compliance specialist at ITA, said, 'This programme aims to ensure that government entities comply with the circulars and policies issued by ITA in the field of information technology and its various areas through self-assessment and field audit activities. It also aims at supporting eTransformation in the government entities, as well as regulating the IT sector through the development of policies, frameworks and legislation governing this sector in the sultanate.'

Araimi added, 'There are a number of activities that fall under the government commitment programme, including self-assessment and awareness workshops and field audits.'

Rasha also spoke about the self-assessment phase, in which government entities evaluate their compliance with policies and standards issued by ITA. 'It also prepares government entities for the field audit phase.'

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jul 17, 2019
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