Governing complexity by simplifying Government
The central public administration has embarked on a process of profound renewal and modernization, consistently with the ‘Digital Agenda’, the government digitization process that lays down the objectives to be achieved by 2020 for the growth of a digital culture in the European Union.
In particular, the new 2014-20 Strategy for Digital Growth defines the key areas in which investments should be made in IT resources, in order to develop 2.0 digital services and boost the active participation of citizens and businesses.
In line with the principles of Open Government, central and local governments should engage in promoting opportunities for innovation, in relations between institutions and the public, in cultural and operational terms, grounded on the key concepts of accessibility, transparency and interoperability.
Over the next five years, the strategic program enshrined in the Digital Agenda has the objective of structuring and developing the assets of government, placing at the heart of its vision the interaction between citizens, businesses and government, in which the various players are informed and active parties in the process of digitization, representing an authentic gateway to the future.
At AlmavivA, we have always collaborated with Government to support the development of its data assets – from accounting to agriculture, from health care to taxation, from the cultural heritage to social security, defense and homeland security – assisting in the transformation process through projects such as the integrated Government telematics network SPCoop (the acronym of Public Connectivity and Application Cooperation System), which has integrated the Government ICT infrastructure to ensure interoperability, cooperation and application security services.
For many years we have been supporting the social security agencies in their commitment to improve both their organization and the services they offer to the general public and to employees, including such projects as the Unified Back-up Center, which ensures Disaster Recovery and houses the storage memories and information systems of the agencies, with the social security data of 57 million people, Italians and foreigners.
Regarding Public Finances, AlmavivA works closely with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Audit Office for the development of the country's principal financial and public accounting systems and the evolution and management of the Budgeting and Asset Accounting systems, as well as the economic accounting systems for Government, the Directorate of the Treasury and of Central, Regional and Local Government Finance for the National Audit Office.
In this context, at AlmavivA we have always supported and assisted Government in identifying and determining the best and most suitable tools and instruments for transforming and upgrading ICT systems, consistently with the established deadlines and timeframes and with the applicable regulations, providing both functional and technical assistance.
In particular, on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, we have developed a centralized system for managing the payslips of public-sector employees (NoiPA), which, every year, issues about 21,000,000 payslips. The Ministry of Universities and Research has awarded AlmavivA the contract for managing the Education IT infrastructure, an acknowledgement of our experience in innovation in this field: the solution is based on a “Private Cloud” architecture, in which a single “global” Server Farm enables users, through a dedicated Self Provisioning portal, to structure and manage the environments based on current needs.
AlmavivA has also developed a number of other projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Government Printing Office and National Mint, with respect to the ePassport, eResidence Permit and eID Card.
We have also developed, for the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, the WIN – Work Intelligence Network, which provides information services to both the general public and the Inspection staff. The WIN portal, which implements application Cooperation, can be accessed by the Labor Ministry Inspectors and all the other stakeholders, including the social security agencies INPS, INAIL, and the Legal Employment Unit of the Carabinieri Police, as well as the other Government agencies, entities and departments with Labor Inspection tasks and duties.
- Social security data backup of 57 million people
- The IT systems of the General Accounting Department and the National Audit Office handle 7,200 spending and 1,000 revenue items and approx. 2,800 accounting variation decrees
- The IT systems of the National Audit Office handle an average of 18,000 questionnaires and 15,000 reports per year, while the Human Resources area manages about 3,500 employees
- 25 million payslips issued every year for over 1,900,000 public sector employees
The Education Information System is used by 75,000 employees and manages
800,000 teachers, over 7 million pupils and 25,000 schools; 1,700,000 families have enrolled their children in the school of their choice
- Management of the VIS System for exchanging information relating to entry visas into the Schengen area between the participating States (Italy issues over 2 million visas per year, on average)