Coordination Centre for German IT Standards starts
Nationwide standards for the public information technology (IT) are going to be developed in Bremen, northwestern Germany. The coordination centre for IT standards (Koordinierungsstelle für IT-Standards - KoSIT, in German) of the Federation and German states began its work on 1 April 2011.
Mrs. Karoline Linnert, Senator of Finance of the city-state of Bremen, is pleased with the new centre of excellence for standardisation issues of the public administration: "Our IT professionals have a good reputation. The decision to set Bremen as the base of the coordination centre is a vote of confidence."
The experts will first make proposals to the coordination centre for the efficient processing of data. The centre's plan, which is still under development stage, foresees a further expansion in order to deal with the huge field of tasks relating to IT standardisation in the public administration throughout Germany and, increasingly, throughout the European Union.
Bremen's IT director, Dr. Martin Hagen is confident: "The development of common standards for the collection of administrative data is a lucrative investment, which saves labour time and human resources all over Germany."