DITT welcomed 8 new Assistant ICTOs and 2 Communication & Electronics Engineers this year. They are currently attending orientation program organized by DITT which started from the 9th of this month. The program will continue for two months covering various topics including the roles of the Divisions under the department and the various projects, understanding the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals, and basics of Network Monitoring & Management, Security policy, website development, Government Email administration, among many others. After the orientation the Asst.
A total of 20 ICT Officials from 11 Dzongkhags and various agencies in Thimphu attended the Website Design & Development training at TTPL, IT Park, Babesa, from 5-30 December, 2016. This 1st batch training was attended by the Webmasters who are responsible for the development and maintenance of the websites in their respective agencies. With this training the Department expects the trained webmasters to not only help their websites to fulfil the criteria for the National Website Competition, but also help deliver useful information about the services in their agencies.
Bhutan’s global rank for IDI has improved from 122 in 2015 to 117 in 2016 (Country rank) in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Development Index (IDI) out of 175 countries. Korea is ranked number one and Niger in the 175th .However Bhutan is ranked 21 in the Asia and Pacific Region out of 34 countries. Bhutan is also ranked third in the cheapest mobile-broadband services in the region.Bhutan is also ranked in top 15 countries which have improved most of their IDI values during the past year.
Recognition for ICT Champion 2016
Objective: To Promote ICT Adoption and Usage in the country through identification and public recognition of outstanding leadership/entrepreneurship in innovation and technology in the application of ICT in Bhutan.
ONE MILLION Google email address associated with Android device have been attacked by a new malware campaign called Gooligan – which continues to strike some 13,000 new Google accounts every day.
Android phone users can perform a self-check at Gooligan Checkpoint to find out if their devices are infected with Gooligan.
Visit the SingCERT site for more details : Click here
DITT on behalf of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) would like to invite Bhutanese Individuals/Agencies/Firms to submit proposals for the joint research projects to facilitate ICT application in the Asia-Pacific funded by the Extra Budgetary Contribution from the Republic of Korea (EBC-K).
The objective of this project is to facilitate development of ICT applications and its usage in APT member countries in order to increase efficiency and productivity, or to provide new economic values and benefits in the field of services or industries of the APT member countries.
Registrations for the National Website Competition (2016-17) are now open. Interested private/corporate/institutes/individuals and other non governmental agencies can register for the competition in the link given below latest by 16th September.
The Digital Connectivity and Services Project is a component of the overall Regional Connectivity Project. The total cost of this component is 24.5 million USD and the implementing agency is Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC).
There are two interrelated subcomponents for the above:
The Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce the vacancies for the following positions:
A stakeholder meeting was held at MoIC conference hall on 19th August 2016 to kickstart the Pilot implementation of ICT Clusters in Mongar Dzongkhag and Gelephu Thromde. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner Karma Hamu of RCSC and attended by Directors from Dept. of Revenue & Customs, Dept. of IT & Telecom, and Chiefs from Dept. of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Trade, Dept. of Local Governance and Dept. of Immigration.
The 19th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-19) begins here at Thimphu. The forum is being organized by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) of Bhutan. Three days forum will see discussion on the ICT policies and regulation, digital inclusion, emerging technology, digital identity etc..It is been attend by all APT Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, International/Regional Organizations.
BtCIRT is organising a workshop on Secure Coding from August 19-23, 2019. If you would like to participate, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be notified if your application is successful.
Please note that only the event fee and expenses for lunch and refreshments are covered by the organiser. Also note that this registration is only open for the private sector employees.
Registration remains open till August 10, 2019.
Issue No. 41 was released on 30 June, 2019.