Cabinet nod for proposal to establish national cybersecurity agency
September 17 2020 01:24 AM
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The Cabinet has given its approval to a draft Amiri decision on establishing the national agency for cybersecurity.
This came at the Cabinet’s regular meeting at the Amiri Diwan, which was chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, QNA reported.
Following the meeting, HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi issued a statement on the details of the proceedings.
The preparation of the draft decision comes within the context of updating legislation to keep pace with developments in this regard and the project aims to unify the visions and efforts to secure the country’s cyberspace and to maintain national cybersecurity. The draft includes provisions relating to the establishment of the agency, its objectives, competencies, administration and financial system. The Cabinet also gave its approval to a draft Amiri decision to establish the Joaan bin Jassim Academy for Defence and Security Studies.
The preparation of the draft decision comes to replace Amiri decision No 64 of 2014 regarding the establishment and organisation of Joaan bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College.
Among the objectives of the Academy is the preparation and qualification of military and civilian leaders to assume positions at the strategic level, as well as to enable students to acquire various modern military and academic sciences at the strategic level.  The Academy consists of the national defence college, the force and joint staff college, and colleges and research centres that are established in the Academy.
Further, the Cabinet gave its approval to HE the Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi’s draft decision naming the chairman and members of the first tax grievance committee, as well as its nod to the ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Last updated: September 17 2020 03:02 PM


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