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The Challenges of E-Government Architecture

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The Challenges of E-Government Architecture

E-Government is about the government not wasting citizens' time. Architecting for e-government means dealing with distributed systems, complex interactions between departments, and legal and organizational challenges.

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After working for a year on the matter, I did a presentation at a small conference about the options for an architecture of e-government solutions. A 40-minute talk could not cover everything, and it is presented in the context of Bulgaria (hence 2 graphs with Cyrillic script in the slides), so I hope it’s useful anyway.

It follows a previous post of mine that proposes an architecture, which I’ve expanded here.

Here are the slides:

The main points are:

  • all data registers must be integrated somehow;
  • the integration should preferably not rely on a centralized ESB-like system;
  • privacy must be addressed by strict access control and audit logs, including access for citizens to data about who read their data and why, including notifications;
  • the technical challenge is only 20%, the rest is legal and organizational.

Despite being government-related, it’s actually an interesting technical task that not many have solved properly.

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