US agency bolsters data and cybersecurity needs of Philippine bureau

US agency bolsters data and cybersecurity needs of Philippine bureau

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for technical assistance to upgrade its digital infrastructure and enhance services for millions of Filipinos.

USTDA’s assistance continues a successful, decades-long partnership that has advanced priority information and communications technology infrastructure across the Philippines.

“USTDA is supporting an ambitious effort by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to identify and deploy the most innovative ICT solutions in support of its vital mission,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director.

“Our assistance will help the bureau meet its data and cybersecurity needs as it navigates an increasingly complex technology environment.

“Our involvement in this project will also create opportunities for American firms to support the Philippine government’s Digital Transformation goals.”

USTDA’s technical assistance will create a digital strategy roadmap, workforce development and implementation plan for an in-house data center that will collectively enhance BIR’s e-filing and e-payment systems. By building a platform for more efficient and transparent revenue collection, USTDA’s grant will enhance the Philippines’ tax reform and long-term Digital Transformation efforts.

US businesses interested in submitting proposals for the USTDA-funded technical assistance should visit USTDA.

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