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by Veronica C. Silva

Vietnam Gov’t Builds Foundation for National IT Security

Oct 17, 20112 mins
Data and Information SecurityGovernmentSecurity

The government of Vietnam is building its national security IT infrastructure and has contracted some companies to help them carry out the project.

CrimsonLogic, a provider of e-government solutions and services, said the Vietnam government has contracted their services for a consultancy project that will see users of government services receiving improved services through enhanced e-governance capabilities.

The Vietnamese government has embarked on a World Bank-funded project that will involve building a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that will be the foundation of its National Authentication Framework (NAF). The system will enable customers of the e-government services to access a range of government services electronically using a single electronic identity.

Aside from simplifying procedures, the government said enhancing its e-governance capabilities can save the government up to VND 30 trillion (US$1.5 billion) annually.

CrimsonLogic is working with telecommunications provider FPT Information Systems to implement the project for the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Transparency in governance

The goal of the government is to simplify administrative processes through transparent and efficient online services within five years.

Said Dr Nguyen Thanh Phuc, director general, Authority of IT Application, MIC: “Technology plays a key role for Vietnam to become a strong nation in IT and in e-government implementation. We are deeply committed to the development of a reliable IT infrastructure as it advances the use of technology in government agencies, which improves productivity and reduces operational costs.”

CrimsonLogic said PKI provides a secure platform for authenticating information, data integrity, and offers confidentiality.

Leong Peng Kiong, chief executive officer, CrimsonLogic, said the PKI project is a good foundation that can gradually lead to other projects by other government agencies in Vietnam. This, in turn, will provide more e-services to Vietnam’s citizens and businesses.

“CrimsonLogic’s expertise with e-government implementations instils confidence that our partnership will be a success, enabling the Vietnamese government to deliver high-quality and efficient services,” said Duong Dung Trieu, CEO, FPT Information Systems.