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News from the Service – May 2012

25 May 2012

Honouring Infocomm Champions

The search is on for organisations using infocomm technology to attain organisational excellence and improve public service delivery. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) are calling for nominees for the National Infocomm Awards (NIA) 2012. The Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) award category recognises public agencies that have effectively and innovatively deployed infocomm technology to enhance productivity or competitiveness. NIA 2012 winners will be honoured at a gala dinner in October 2012. Nominations close June 30, 2012.

MTI Family Awards

The MTI Firefly Family celebrated the Ex-CEL spirit (Excellence through Continuous Enterprise and Learning) with the annual MTI Awards recognising teams and individuals exemplifying these values. Ten teams and nine individuals were presented with prizes and certificates by Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang at the MTI Firefly Symposium on 24 April 2012. The Borderless Award and Innovation Award celebrate the best teamwork across agency boundaries and continuous innovations and improvements. The 10 winning projects spanned the following areas: measures for developing local industries, technological innovations to improve land and energy use, and longer-term economic planning. Nine individuals across the MTI Firefly Family were recognised for their significant contributions to continuous innovation and outstanding effort in promoting Ex-CEL, through the Ideas Champion Award and Outstanding Efforts Award. Award winners spanned different levels of seniority and were exemplary in their passion to improve and lead in their areas of work.

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