It has been more than a decade since Executive Order No. 265 issued on July 12, 2000, approved and adopted a Government Information Systems Plan (GISP). The E-Government Master Plan (EGMP) that is currently being formulated by the DOST-ICTO is intended to update the GISP. The EGMP, being a “Master Plan”, will be the singular authoritative strategic blueprint for Philippine E-Governance. In order to infuse the formulation of the EGMP with a collaborative and participative spirit brought to bear by every unit in the bureaucratic machinery, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO), and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) endeavor to be the Convenor-Agencies for the conduct of Government-Wide Medium-Term Information and Communications Technology Harmonization Initiative (MITHI) to cover FY2014 to 2016. MITHI hopes to institute a mechanism to ensure a systematic process for the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a harmonized government-wide ICT blueprint. Thus, the pertinent Joint Memorandum Circular here attached was executed by the Convenor-Agencies in fulfillment of their respective and collective mandates.

Access the MITHI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2012-01 here:

JMC 2012-01