Impressions from the Data centres at the EFCC Headquarters and at the NFIU:

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goIDM Objectives

The business of Government is becoming increasingly IT dependent. E-government is a modern reality with information and communications technology (ICT) systems and tools employed across the entire spectrum of government activities. Today's software packages are becoming larger, more powerful and ever more demanding of the hardware environment in which they operate. The efficient and continuous use of such packages calls for stable, secure and scalable hardware solutions. Likewise, if modern hardware is to perform to its optimum potential and lifespan, it must be accommodated in specifically designed and constructed premises where the equipment is secure and the power supply and temperature control are stable and continuous.

E-government can be defined as the use of ICT by government agencies for the purpose of increasing and improving accessibility, effectiveness and accountability. The principal goals of e-government should be:

  • efficient and improved service to customers
  • increased transparency
  • empowerment through access to information
  • efficient government purchasing
  • efficient administration

The first step in implementing an e-government solution is the development of strategic plans and frameworks. This can be a difficult and complex process, particularly for developing countries, and there is very little independent guidance and advice available.

Drawing on its many years of experience of developing, deploying and maintaining software, hardware and physical infrastructure in diverse environments, the Information Technology Service (ITS) of UNODC has developed an ICT and Data Centre Model for Government Agencies (goIDM). goIDM has been developed to:

  • assist Member States to make informed and rational decisions regarding ICT infrastructure requirements;
  • provide a practical model for the utilization of well-designed and tested infrastructure to allow for efficient and, where necessary, decentralized electronic communications;
  • provide Member States with the capacity to manage all types of information, ranging from basic human resources data to highly confidential information, and to monitor and manage performance and quality control.

The goIDM model was developed by UNODC with financial assistance from the European Commission (EC). It is being deployed in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Judiciary. The model has been successfully implemented in three EFCC sites by an Abuja-based UNODC ITS team using a practical hands-on approach while working closely with the EFCC ICT team. Further backstopping could be provided by UNODC ITS in Vienna. As a result of these successful implementations, the goIDM model will be further deployed to a total of 17 EFCC and Judicial sites at the federal and state levels. Furthermore, this model has wide application for almost any type of government agency.

click the link JRC  for the IT Solution of the Judiciary