Lower expenditure, improved efficiency and better services for citizens and businesses through smart ICT solutions. This is the thinking behind e-government and Logius is helping to achieve this.
Logius offers a cohesive ICT infrastructure to public service providers so that citizens and businesses can reliably, quickly and easily conduct electronic business with them.
Logius, public authority e-government
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Citizens and businesses in the Netherlands want to manage their interaction with the Dutch authorities online, simply, quickly, reliably and safely. This is why the Dutch government is working on improving the services it provides by sharing more and more data electronically and offering an increased number of services online. An approach that demands solid, government-wide ICT standards and products. And this is where Logius comes in, with products such as DigiD, Digipoort and the my government site: MijnOverheid. As well as communication standards, such as the Digikoppeling link. Whether you are a student applying for a grant online, a company submitting export information to the government or wanting to use data from a common register, Logius makes it possible.
Logius is constantly improving its products, working closely with users and ministries. It also works to encourage more government bodies and organisations dealing with the public to use the products. Logius products meet the highest security requirements. Because it is also essential that clients' ICT environments are secure and reliable, Logius also offers advice on security and carries out regular checks.
(Standardisation is the key to the future. ICT is ready for this. You don't have to think of everything yourself. That saves a great deal of hassle and money.)
(Good morning, Logius service centre, how may I help you?)
Lower costs, improved services, reduced administrative burden and a more efficient operation. These are just some of the ways Logius can help public bodies. As it has done for the local authority in Capelle aan den IJssel, just outside Rotterdam. Via the online help desk with the DigiD login code made available by Logius, residents can quickly and easily request a birth certificate or submit a planning application, for example.
(If someone fills in a form using DigiD, we know for certain who it is and that all the details they enter have been checked. So we don't need to look at them again. When someone contacts us online, we can process the information when it suits us and not when they turn up at the counter. This means we can process ten applications at a time, which is much quicker.)
Managing affairs quickly, easily and reliably online. This is what Logius offers to individuals, companies and government authorities. As is the case with Dutch customs, for example, which every year processes 48 million messages from companies that import, export and forward goods. In the past these companies had to submit data to each government authority separately.
This is now possible via a single connection to Digipoort, made available by Logius.
(Without the electronic communications facility Digipoort provides, the logistics process for companies stops. Lorries end up waiting, costing companies huge amounts of money. In Logius we have a reliable partner who understands how important the continuity of data traffic is and safeguards this.)
These are just a few examples of how Logius is helping build e-Government, working for various ministries and acting as the key link between policy and its implementation.
(Looking to the future, it will become increasingly important to not get bogged down in policy but to implement and use the things we have developed together. Logius plays an essential role in this and we are working together to ensure that what we learn during implementation and use is also reflected in policy. So we can provide a better service for Holland.)
(As is the case for everyone, the government faces a huge challenge over the coming years. Achieving more with fewer people, becoming more compact and, at the same time, providing better services. Logius is contributing to making this possible. Our products are helping government organisations provide better services and realise quicker results for lower costs. This means our products must work and be safe, reliable and useable under all circumstances. Then using Logius products will become self-evident. Logius is therefore a driving force behind e-Government in the Netherlands.)
What does Logius do?
Logius is the digital government service of the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). It maintains government-wide ICT solutions and common standards, that simplify the communication between authorities, citizens and businesses, with a view to cohesion of the e-government networks. Logius supplies products relating to access, data exchange, standardization and information security.
Logius was established in January 2006 under the name GBO.Overheid. This organization has been known by the name Logius since January 2010. Logius is an income and expenditure service of the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). The work of Logius is commissioned by bodies responsible for policy, including the Ministries of the Netherlands Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Economic Affairs, Public Health, Welfare and Sport and Education, Culture and Science. The latter commission Logius to take control of, maintain and further develop products. Logius also promotes the use of the products. Logius receives advice from the Programme Council, an advisory body which represents the customers of Logius.