State should develop IT infrastructure deliberately and in down-to-earth way

8 december 2014

5th anniversary Russian nonprofit organizations' Conference took place in Moscow on December 2-5. Spokesmen discussed key trends in Russian nonprofit sector development, NPO role in national security, modern political and state administration system construction.

Questions on civic society and authorities’ cooperation mechanisms efficiency upgrading, international relations harmonization, nonprofit organizations partnership in public control and social services provision were in focus.

In the report which deals with information-oriented society in Russia the Head of the Directorate for Information Technologies of the Analytical Center Aleksey Khromov spoke on information-oriented society role in country’s socio-political and socio-economic development.

“State system model implementation in Russia on bases of information-oriented society is a long and complex process, which needs constant advance and information and communication technologies sector development”, said Mr. Khromov. This is a necessary but not nearly the only sufficient condition for socio-economic consistency provision. Nowadays when information is a strategic resource, presence and quality of which provide almost every process in the country, the state should pay special attention to informational support, especially in the public sector. “We should focus on citizens’ needs, provide them with actual services, improve efficiency of governmental authorities’ cooperation, bring discipline, deliberately and in a down-to-earth way develop the IT infrastructure”, said the expert.

The Conference was attended by 1 279 participants from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Moldavia, Ukraine, the US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and other countries. 26 various events and more than 100 lectures and reports took place within the Conference.