NEDA official briefs CIOs on government framework to recharge PH economy
27 August 2020 (Quezon City) -- Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) today told over 100 government chief information officers (CIOs) about government's plan to recharge the Philippine economy in the wake of the severe disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Undersecretary Edillon was keynote speaker in the CIOF Second Online General Membership Meeting and Conference of the CIO Forum (CIOF) on the theme "Digital Transformation Toward Economic Development."
The President's Report Presented at the June 25, 2020 First Online General Membership Meeting and Conference VIEW THE REPORT
CIOF ICT Org Guide for NGAs We have released for the guidance of government CIOs the Proposed ICT organizational structure for national government agencies. The guidebook is entitled "Proposal to Standardize the ICt Organizations in National Government Agencies," under a project of the CIOF Policy and Research Committee chaired by DICT Undersecretary Denis F. Villorente. The proposal is being endorsed to DICT, DBM, and CSC. The guidebook includes templates for ICT staffing and corresponding Position Description Forms to make it easier tor large, medium, and small-sized agencies to prepare proposals for new ICT positions with justifications. We hope our members will find the Guidebook useful for their respective agencies.
The CIOF maintains continuing advocacies on the following concerns and issues:
* Telecommuting in government * Standardization of IT positions and upgrading of salaries of IT personnel * Clearer guidelines on disposal of IT equipment * Outsourcing of IT requirements * Pooling of IT resources * Standardized policy interpretation * Increased ceiling for IT training/seminar fees * Updated IT procurement system: fasttracking of procurement process, leasing as a procurement option, use of DBM's electronic procurement system
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1. How to Apply for CIOF Membership?
If you are a government Chief Information Officer or its equivalent, with a salary grade of 24 or higher, you may apply as Regular Member. If your salary grade is below 24, you may apply as Associate Member. The application form may be downloaded from the tab section "Member Form." Email the accomplished PDF form to the Chairman of the Membership Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. How much is the membership fee and how do I pay?
Membership fee is Php 500 annually, payable with the CIOF Treasurer in cash or check, or via online transfer. Check or online payments should be for the account of "CIO Forum Inc.", PNB current account no. 1081-7000-4779, Napocor Branch, QC.
3. How does a CIOF member get elected to the Board of Trustees?
If you have been a CIOF regular member for at least a year and you are in good standing, you are eligible for nomination as Candidate for election to the CIOF Board of Trustees, which is held every two years. Good standing means you are updated in paying the membership dues for the previous year, and attended at least two General Membership meetings in the past year.
4. What are the benefits of membership in CIOF?
As regular or associate CIOF member, you can: (1) attend for free the technical conference and updates during CIOF quarterly general membership meetings; (2) apply for technical scholarships sponsored by CIOF; (3) participate in technical round-table discussions; and (4) network with or share experiences and best practices with fellow CIOs, ICT policy and decision makers, and industry experts.
We are incumbent government Chief Information Officers registered in April 1996 with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission to advocate for ICT use in governance.