About the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency
As of 1st January 2020, Altinn, the data management section of the Brønnøysund Register Centre and parts of the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and e-Government (Difi), will be merged to form a new Digitalisation Agency.
The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency will be the Norwegian government’s foremost tool for faster and more coordinated digitalisation of the Norwegian public sector. The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency will be subordinate to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
Nikolai Astrup, then Minister of Digitalisation, commented upon the creation of the new agency as follows:
My ambition is that Norway will be a global leader within the digitalisation of public services. Our aim is for digitalisation to make public services better and more accessible, simplify processes and increase value creation for businesses and make everyday life easier for most people. In order to achieve this, the Norwegian government has decided to merge our spearheads within digitalisation – Difi and Altinn – into a new Digitalisation Agency.
Read more about the decision and the new Norwegian Digitalisation Agency in the Norwegian Government’s press release, dated 14 March 2019 (in Norwegian only).
The Digitalisation Agency will have a stronger role as rule setter and supplier
The new agency will bring Difi and Altinn’s national IT solutions under the same management.
The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency will become the new manager of the Altinn cooperation. Signed cooperation agreements with Altinn service providers will be transferred from the Brønnøysund Register Centre to the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency.
Difi’s digitalisation departments will also be merged into the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency. The role of rule setter within digitalisation, expertise within information security, responsibility for the operation of Difi’s common IT solutions, the Co-Financing Scheme and innovation scheme Stimulab, as well as the Authority for Universal Design of ICT, will all become part of the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency.
Central and local government authorities, the business and voluntary sectors will be the agency’s main target groups. The Directorate will have offices in Brønnøysund, Leikanger and Oslo. The creation of the Digitalisation Agency will neither involve the geographical relocation of employees nor offices.
Three departments in Difi will be moved to DFØ in 2020
As of 1st January 2020, Difi’s existing Department for Management and Department for Reports and Analysis will be transferred to the Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ), which will from the same date change its name to the Norwegian Government Agency for Public and Financial management (DFØ). As of 1st September 2020, Difi’s existing Department for Public Procurement will be transferred from the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency, also to DFØ.
As of 1st September 2020, the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency will have approximately 300 employees located in three offices, in Brønnøysund, Leikanger and Oslo.
- Norwegian Digitalisation Agency’s organisation number: 991 825 827.
- Telephone number: +47 22 45 10 00.
- Address: Post box 1382 Vika, 0114 Oslo, Norway