Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (124, 125, 126)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

124. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the reporting and accountability relationship of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer; and if it works with the strategic communications unit. [10051/18]

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Micheál Martin

Ceist:

125. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the cost of his plan to transfer taoiseach.gov.ie to gov.ie; if outside contracts have been obtained; if they will be procured; and the details of same. [10052/18]

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Micheál Martin

Ceist:

126. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the estimated cost of transferring all Government websites to gov.ie; the way in which this is being co-ordinated; and if outside companies are or will be involved in same. [10053/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 124 to 126, inclusive, together.

The reporting and accountability relationship of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is to the Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) is working with the OGCIO on the gov.ie migration project.

The project to transfer all non transactional Departmental websites, including my Department’s website is currently being scoped.

Costs for the project will be available when this scoping exercise has been finalised. Regarding the use of external providers, it is likely that a mix of internal and external staff will be used depending on skills required.

Staff working on the implementation of the project will include a team from the OGCIO, staff from the SCU and staff from the relevant Departments as they are migrated across.