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Committee of Supply 2020

Forging Our Digital Future Together

Forging Our Digital Future Together

  • Forging Our Digital Future Together

    Digitalisation has opened up new ways of doing business, work and play. As we forge ahead into the digital future, we need to ensure that our businesses and people are well-positioned to seize opportunities in the digital economy.

    To do this, we will:

    • Develop an open and inclusive digital economy so as to seize global digital opportunities and create value for our people.
    • Uphold our shared values, sustain our cohesive society and secure our common digital spaces against divisive threats.
    • Ensure everyone has a place in this digital future, and we build our digital future together.

     

    This year, our key plans are:

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  • Developing Singapore's Cyber Talent

    To support Singapore’s ambition to be a cybersecurity hub, The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore will lead a new national SG Cyber Talent initiative, which aims to nurture and groom cybersecurity talent, and help cybersecurity professionals deepen their skills. SG Cyber Talent will reach out to at least 20,000 individuals over three years, building a pipeline of cybersecurity professionals.

    CSA will also introduce two new programmes:

    • SG Cyber Olympians - to nurture a pool of young people with exceptional cybersecurity talent to support Singapore’s expanding cybersecurity hub
    • SG Cyber Leaders - to deepen the knowledge, leadership and networks of Singapore’s current and upcoming generation of cybersecurity leaders. 

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    More information on SG Cyber Talent here.

  • Equipping Singaporeans with deeper ICT Capabilities

    To better support our mature workers, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is launching the TeSA Mid-Career Advance programme, which targets professionals aged 40 years and above. Under this programme, the Government partners companies to hire and train mid-career professionals in tech-related jobs, regardless of whether they have an ICT background.

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    Find out more on IMDA's TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Programme here and TeSA Mid-Career Advance here.

  • Grow Digital

    The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will launch a new initiative, Grow Digital.

    Grow Digital will help SMEs access overseas opportunities without the need for a physical in-market footprint. Through these platforms, SMEs will benefit from:

    • Smart matching to connect SME suppliers with potential overseas clients
    • Prompt access to financing offers facilitated via the platforms
    • Integration with logistics companies to facilitate last-mile delivery

    Details on Grow Digital will be announced later this year.

    More about IMDA's initiatives for SMEs, visit www.imda.gov.sg/smesgodigital.

  • Nationwide Parcel Locker Network

    From late 2020, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will progressively roll out a nationwide network of 1,000 parcel locker stations located in key public locations, including HDB estates, MRT stations and community clubs.

    Residents can look forward to having at least one parcel locker station located about five minutes’ walk or 250 metres of their HDB blocks, by end-2022. This will bring greater convenience and choice to consumers, while raising the efficiency of the urban logistics sector.

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  • Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme

    As part of efforts to better secure Singapore’s cyberspace and raise cyber hygiene levels, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) will introduce the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) this year for home routers and smart home hubs. CLS aims to help consumers make informed choices about the security features of the smart devices they purchase, and encourage manufacturers to adopt additional cybersecurity safeguards for such devices. 

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    More information on Cyber Labelling Scheme here.

  • Involving the community with the Libraries and Archives Plan 2025

    The Libraries and Archives Plan 2025 (LAP25) will outline the National Library Board's (NLB) strategic plan from 2021 to 2025 on its future strategies, collections and services to ensure that it continues to meet the needs and aspirations of Singaporeans. NLB is reaching out to the community, stakeholders and partners to seek their feedback and suggestions on LAP25 through various channels, including dialogues, engagement sessions and public consultations. LAP25 is expected to be launched in September 2020, coinciding with NLB’s 25th anniversary.

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