Bahrain National Enterprise Architecture Framework (NEAF)
The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) launched the Bahrain National Enterprise Architecture Framework (NEAF) which aims at shaping a strategic framework, establishing a uniformed infrastructure, databases, policies, standards and information systems across all ministries and government agencies placed under the same banner, and streamlining procedures and gaining easy access to services and avoiding duplication of efforts, and thereby reducing the global cost to implement the ITC projects with a core focus on quality assurance and electronic systems in the government sector through a uniform framework for project management and aligning such services to various channels such as eGovernment Portal, Mobile Gateway, and National Contact Center.
Cloud computing is concerned with IT operations of an organization in the cloud. Cost effectiveness, efficiency, scalability, high availability, on-demand nature of resources and elasticity are pivotal reasons why organizations would like to migrate to cloud computing. Out of the many available options in the market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) stands as the most mature service provider in this business space. AWS is also named as a Leader in Gartner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for the seventh consecutive year. Cloud computing is the next big trend in the IT operations of any organization, no matter how big or small, public or private, involved in day-to-day business or mission critical applications – all can benefit from cloud computing.
The role of the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) is to head the cloud project for the Government of Bahrain and assist in conceptualizing, plannig, developing, and form the building blocks to operate it efficiently for all governmental entities.
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The “Cyber Hawks” is an initiative that gathers a group of cyber security specialists from various governmental entities in Bahrain; aiming to enable cooperation among governmental entities to discover & mitigate any cyber security threats.
The Integrated Workflow Management System "Zajel" is one of the key innovative projects aims at creating a secured environment for eCommunication to ensure that both the executive and legislative authorities are linked to each other with a core focus on enhancing efficiency of executive, legislative and supervisory operations assigned to such entities. Zajel will automate and speed up the decision making process across several national entities with a view to developing aspects of information transfer, facilitating channels of communication within a safer information environment, maintaining security and confidentiality of shared information, as well as adding swiftness and effectiveness of such correspondences.
Tasareeh is considered as a unified central online system that manages project applications and infrastructure work in Bahrain. It has been internally implemented amongst ministries together with with private and public entities whom receive automatic and unified applications for road and drilling licenses serving medium and large projects in an aim to facilitate the process of issuing these licenses promptly during a short period of time. It also eliminates the need to visit the concerned parties to complete these transactions.