decision analysis partners (DAP) had the opportunity to present at the ADEP (Brazilian Association of State Information and Communication Technology Entities) August 20-21 on-line workshop. The workshop was entitled “How governments and organizations around the world use ICT systems to overcome the challenges of the pandemic”.
Ray Barber, director of DAP’s ICT practice, presented two case studies from DAP projects in the Caribbean and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ray talked about how technology developments such as SD-WAN make connecting remote offices easier and how the U.S. Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 enabled Government workers to securely work from home. Ray then covered our experience with ICT modernization projects for State Administrations in Brazil and what the implications are for Covid-19.
Members of the Brazilian Association of State Information and Communication Technology Entities – Associação Brasileira de Entidades Estaduais de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação) focus on administrative modernization and the improvement of quality and productivity of the services that State Governments provide to society in sectors such as education, health, transport, public security, housing, among many others. https://abep-tic.org.br/
decision analysis partners (DAP) has completed two large projects in Brazil financed by grants from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (www.ustda.gov.) The projects include comprehensive broadband network assessments and data center modernization for the Brazilian States of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul. The projects were headed by Raymond Barber and Jane Hunter of DAP with local partners Profs. Joberto Martin and Leobino Sampaio (Bahia) and Profs Lisandro Granville, Juliano Wickboldt and Lianne Tarouco (Rio Grande do Sul). The projects included broadband network assessment and design, data center assessment, remediation and consolidation (Bahia), economic and financial analysis, business modeling, digital inclusion, e-government strategy, developmental impacts, environmental assessments, recommendations and implementation planning. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org