DE: IT Council issues decision on SAGA 5
2 - Summary:
The IT Council of the Federal Government, on its 19th meeting on 3 November 2011, set the scene for the fifth version of 'Standards and Architectures for eGovernment Applications' (SAGA) and made its implementation compulsory for Federal Government entities.
3 - Description:
SAGA is a compilation of references to specifications and methods for the selection of the software systems of public administration. SAGA 5 focuses on communication interfaces, data exchange formats, and IT security.
The implementation of SAGA's previous version was simply recommended in Federal Government, and ministries would be responsible for deciding whether to implement or not.
Following the IT Council's decision, version 5 of SAGA will apply to all software systems and its implementation will become compulsory for federal authorities when choosing information technology.
With this decision, the IT council aims for the application of uniform quality requirements and transparent criteria in the choice of technology in all IT projects. Through the widespread use of SAGA, interoperability, economic feasibility and security of the federal IT landscape of Germany shall be strengthened.
The editor of SAGA 5 is the Federal Commissioner for Information Technology (BfIT), Ms Cornelia Rogall-Grothe.
SAGA 5 is a mandatory technology catalogue for all software systems of the German federal administration. Technologies must be choosen according to the classifications in SAGA in all software projects. Goals of SAGA are the reduction of risks and investment-safe developments as well as agility, security, interoperability, reusability and scalability for software systems. Publisher of SAGA is the Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology.
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Efficiency & Effectiveness, Benchmarking
eIdentity and eSecurity
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