The instruction was given to increase security and reliability of state agencies’ information systems. The draft law will approve the components and requirements of the common infrastructure, including its engineering part, covering the communications networks, data processing centres, information security system and information systems.
The draft law must also define the functions of each component in the common infrastructure and introduce gradual restrictions on state agencies’ use of components with equivalent functions but not part of the common infrastructure.
The draft law must also set out a gradual approach to transition to the common infrastructure in creating and operating state information systems and obtaining software provision services and equipment via cloud technology in the interests of the executive and local government bodies.
The draft law must define a communications operator with a substantial position in the general communications network, covering at least two thirds of the Russian regions, to operate the common infrastructure and execute the work to create and operate all components.
The document must also set out the legal and economic mechanisms for gradual transition to financing the common infrastructure’s creation, development and operation using extra-budgetary funds.
The instruction’s deadline is January 1, 2017.