Government wants to save on IT by launching state software house

Its core labour force will consist of Wirecard specialists.

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The government wants to create a Košice-based IT company to work for the needs of the state. The aim of the state software house is to save money, fundamentally improve services for people and clean up the informatisation of corruption. Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) and Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation Minister Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí) unveiled the plan on Friday, July 24, in Košice.

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“We intend to set up a state software house with the aim of acquiring the best of the programmers available in Slovakia for the state,” said Matovič, as cited by the TASR newswire. “In this case, we’re offering an opportunity to take over essentially all employees of a top software company that could form the basis of such a software renewal of the state.”

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