Monday 31 October 2005, by PKI International Scan
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The Lithuanian Government is promoting the introduction of electronic document exchange in the country’s public administration, using electronic signatures. To do so, special smart cards have been distributed to heads of the participating institutions, containing certificates with public and private keys, and signature creation devices installed. The e-signature authentication software is free of charge and freely available on the project website. If successfully completed, the pilot project will be followed by further deployment of secure e-document exchange in other public institutions.
The ultimate objective is to ensure that all public institutions move to electronic documents exchange by the end of 2007, based on practical operational models, standardized software solutions and a robust electronic signature infrastructure. It is expected that the project will provide a major contribution in reaching the strategic objective, which is establishing a cost-efficient, performance-oriented, and citizens-centered public administration in Lithuania