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Connected Government: An Exploration of the UAE’s Identity Management Integration Strategy: Introduction continue

One of the internationally recognized countries for its innovative and state-of-the-art identity management programs that have recently drafted a strategy to address this particular need is the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Having completed the enrolment of the population, the UAE government has recognized that it is imperative to maintain an up-to-date national population register. To achieve this strategic objective, the government has conducted a detailed analysis of how citizen and resident information can be updated instantaneously as life events take place. This article aims to outline the UAE’s government integration strategy to enable a connected government concept and to support its federal e-government strategy. The explored integration strategy is, in principle, related to identity life cycle management.

The article is structured as follows. In section 2, we shed light on some of the global trends with regard to identity management and enterprise integration, as well as some key challenges faced by governments in this field of practice. In section 3, we provide information about the UAE national identity management infrastructure and the government’s need to architect an enterprise integration strategy to keep the population register up to date. In section 4, we provide an overview of the UAE integration strategy, objectives, and priorities. In section 5, we describe the integration framework adopted by the UAE government and briefly describe the integration models, services, architecture, and governance aspects. We also address a high-level plan and the phases of the on-boarding of government entities, and we outline key projects and initiatives and the roadmap set for the implementation of the integration strategy. In section 6, we present some key success factors identified by the government to ensure a successful implementation, and we conclude the article in Section 7 with some perspectives.

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