Information Technology (IT) plays a major role in modern public administration. The use of electronic means for communication with citizens and businesses, but also within authorities, is growing. For the efficient development and expansion of specialised applications, which can be used successfully by the BVA as its service portfolio in a large number of government authorities, IT initiatives are supported and coordinated centrally in the BVA. The BVA not only uses tried and tested standards itself but also makes them available to other authorities and institutions. For instance, the IsyFact standard used to build operational information systems is available to a wider audience as an open-source system.
The Competence Centre for Large-Scale Project Management (CC GroßPM) provides federal ministries and authorities with comprehensive advice on project management in large-scale IT projects.
e-SENS is a Large Scale Pilot (LSP) initiated by the European Commission, which was launched on 1st April 2013. As an EU-project funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), it focuses on strengthening the digital single market and facilitating cross-border public services. 100 partners from 20 European countries, including Norway and Turkey, participate in e-SENS. Furthermore the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the OpenPEPPOL Association are partners in e-SENS. The total costs of this LSP amount to € 27,4 million.
The Federal Office of Administration (BVA) assists the public administration in Germany in migrating from IPv4 to its successor IPv6.
IsyFact is a software factory for building complex IT application landscapes developed by the Federal Office of Administration. It pools existing technical know-how in order to develop and operate application systems more efficiently. The core of IsyFact - the IsyFact Standard - is free available as open source.
The Internal Market Information System (IMI) was developed by the European Commission in partnership with the Member States in order to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the European administrative cooperation in the day-to-day implementation of the Internal Market legislation.
The Register Factory is a standard for the creation and operation of IT systems used to hold electronic registers in the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). It pools existing specialized and technical know-how in order to enable a more efficient development and operation of register applications.