Category: E Government

Digital Diplomacy 3.0: Personalized Diplomacy

From Digital Diplomacy 1.0 to Digital Diplomacy 2.0 When foreign ministries first migrated online, they viewed social media platforms as mass media channels. Much like the radio and television, Twitter and Facebook could be used to disseminate messages among millions of users. The conceptualization of social media as mass media was, in part, the result of...

The six things you need to know about how AI might reshape governments

If you’ve been paying any attention it has been difficult to escape the impressive advances made by artificial intelligence (AI) over the past years. Computers now beat the finest human players at Go, a notoriously complex board game, and it looks like the same might happen just now with No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker. Besides leaving game-playing...

Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs’ and their staffers’ email accounts. Both houses of parliament were targeted on Friday in an attack that sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords. MPs said they were unable to access their emails after the...

Koenders launches International Cyber Strategy

Today, foreign minister Bert Koenders outlined his conviction that the Netherlands needs to be resilient in the digital age. In a letter to parliament, he submitted his plans for an International Cyber Strategy. ‘The Netherlands wants a safe, free and open internet. This takes work. We have to protect our vital infrastructure (government agencies, the energy...

“One citizen – one address”

“One citizen – one address”

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the meeting “One citizen – an address”, where the project on the national register of addresses was presented:   The truth is that there is no example more meaningful of the profound backwardness of Albania in terms of the state than the fact that Albania is the only country...

Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches E-Consulate App

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Telekom Albania, organized the E-Consulate application promotional activity. This application comes in the framework of the MFA reform in the field of consular services. The E-Consulate application can be downloaded from Appstore and Playstore in any mobile device or tablet that has access to the internet and can...

Digitization of consular services no small task for US State Department

IG: State’s consular tech upgrade is slow going Digitization of consular services no small task as (leading) US State Department experiences Despite improvements in management, the State Department’s efforts to modernize disparate consular IT systems are lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general audit of the...