NIK at the head of the e-Government Project

A meeting of the group dealing with the e-Government Project was held in the NIK headquarters in Warsaw. Next to the representatives of the Supreme Audit Office being the works’ leader and the main author of the Project at the same time, the meeting was attended by delegates of Supreme Audit Institutions of Estonia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Slovakia.

Statements of the e-Government Project authors

e-Government

The e-Government Project is an internet database devoted to auditing, co-established by auditors from different countries. This database is designed mainly for public auditors but also for all people interested in modern auditing.

The objective of the Project authors is to set up a common knowledge base. It is supposed to include, first of all, audit reports but also presentations or ”lessons learned”. ”In the course of the group’s works it turned out that in such an elementary area as the security of IT systems our partners conducted audits and published reports, knowing nothing of the activities of their colleagues from other countries” - says Paweł Banaś, NIK representative involved in developing the e-Government Project. He explains that this is a waste of valuable knowledge which could be used to the benefit of inspectors conducting audits in a similar area.  

One of the key priorities of the e-Government Project is that the database content should be clear and understandable. The authors of the internet tool also want that it should be provided in an attractive and user-friendly form. ”This is quite an innovative project” - claims Banaś. And he adds that there are not many ready-made solutions in the area of knowledge management. And the existing ones do not fully meet requirements of public auditors.  

Initially, the database is supposed to gather information on IT audits. If it proves reliable, it may be extended to the data from other audit areas. The Project is entering the implementation phase at the moment. However, all the group members underline that a lot of work is needed before the database becomes dynamic, attractive and, above all, fully automated.

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Date of creation:
29 November 2012 09:16
Date of publication:
29 November 2012 12:01
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Krzysztof Andrzejewski
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21 June 2013 10:01
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