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Shift of corruption to IT projects bared 02/29/2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shift of corruption to IT projects bared

02/29/2012
Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento yesterday said with the rapid demise of huge filing cabinets and tons of paper in data storage and document processing and management in government agencies due to digitization and full computerization of government database and document processing systems, corruption and “gunder-the-table” negotiations now appear to be also shifting to government contracts involving multimillion-peso Information Technology (IT) projects.

“What makes corruption in IT projects nearly undetectable is the fact that with the exception of those employed as IT professionals, the technical intricacies in IT such as software and hardware specifications, are almost alien to most non-IT people, and that includes heads of the country’s government agencies that rely heavily on IT-driven services,” Sarmiento said..... MORE

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