By and for authorities -- ICTU was founded by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the VNG (Association
of the Netherlands Municipalities) on 11th April 2001. ICTU is an institution by and for authorities. "For authorities", because
ICTU was created to exclusively carry out assignments for authorities. "By authorities" may be interpreted quite literally.
Authorities that give assignments to ICTU become participants in the foundation. They share in the rights and obligations.
An authority that gets involved in ICTU makes a dual commitment: an agreement to carry out a programme as well as involvement
in the ups and downs of ICTU. Administrative context -- The ICTU Administration is primarily the body which is responsible
for the maintenance of ICTU. It represents every government tier: the central government, provinces, local councils and water
boards. The Netherlands Ministry the Interior and Kingdom Relations has the statutory power to somewhat determine the outline
of the maintenance. It has the right to approve the foundation's annual statement of accounts. Aims and domain -- ICTU's domain
is the electronic government. The electronic government's mission is to improve the work processes of the authorities, the
service provided to society and interaction with citizens. These values and ideas are nothing new. However through the use
of electronic resources the government can offer new types of service provision, customer care and efficiency which are taken
to a whole different level. ICTU is commissioned by authorities to work on IT issues of a generic nature. ICTU's aim is to
maximize the government's IT objectives through collaborating with authorities. This means that ICTU is involved with policy
development and implementation. Policies are transformed into tangible projects. These issues would normally be the domain
of the government. Commissioning ICTU can be seen as an investment. ICTU wants to differentiate itself by offering tangible
results: ICTU represents achievement.
- Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
- Association of the Netherlands Municipalities