Steering of information management in public administration
The Ministry of Finance carries out its duty to steer information management in public administration in the following ways.
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for ensuring that cooperation practices and procedures for authorities operating in State agencies and institutions and municipal authorities have been arranged for the coordination of cooperation relating to information management in public administration and the production of information and communication technical services. The Ministry has appointed information management advisory boards for the purpose of this cooperation.
For the purpose of the general governance of the interoperability of the shared information pools of public administration, the Ministry of Finance sees to the maintenance of the information management map of public administration and maintains the general strategies for the development of information management in public administration to promote the interoperability of shared information pools and information systems. The Ministry also maintains general interoperability strategies for its own branch of activity.
The Ministry of Finance steers government agencies in the use of shared information pools and information systems and in the development of interoperability and information security by publishing opinions on changes in information management when an assessed change has significant financial or operational impacts on information management or operations.
The planning and reporting data from the central government’s ICT-related development work is used in operational and financial planning as well as in reporting the effectiveness of operations through the Hankesalkku service.