Working groups address specific topics as part of Digital Public Services Switzerland's service mandate. They are used by the Operational Management Committee as necessary, or by the Digital Public Services Officer for the Confederation and Cantons to provide content support to the Political and Operational Management Committees. This page lists all the active working groups.
Tasks and composition
Working groups enable participation by specialists from public administrations, businesses, academia and civil society. The Digital Public Services Officer for the Confederation and Cantons may invite proposals for appointments to the working groups, or may approach specialists directly. He appoints the chair of the working groups. Otherwise, the working groups determine their own membership.
Would you like to participate in a specific working group and contribute your specialist knowledge as an employee in public administration? If so, please contact the DPSS Office.
Identity Management and E-ID Working Group
The broad-based joint working group coordinates the efforts in the area of identity management throughout Switzerland. It is integrated into the Confederation's E-ID project organisation.
Contact: Titus Fleck, AR Informatik AG
Voice Working Group
The Voice Working Group steers and manages the procurement of telecoms services for the public administrations, especially the undertakings on terms and conditions for telecoms providers. It fleshes out the contracts for the 2020 telecoms procurement via eOperations Switzerland AG.
Contact: Michael Rathgeb, ICT Officer at the Department of Finance and Smart Device Service Owner at the Office for IT, canton of Zurich
Telecommunications Working Group
More information on the Telecommunications Working Group coming soon.
Cyber- and Information Security Working Group
The Cyber- and Information Security Working Group draws up best practices for the protection of digitally stored data. It assesses the security aspects of new or developing trends in IT, proposes risk mitigation measures in the areas of hardware and software, and issues recommendations on reducing information security risks.
In a crisis, the Working Group deploys task forces quickly and unbureaucratically, thereby ensuring the provision of advice.
Contact: Adrian Gutknecht, Senior Security Engineer Network, Office for Organisation and IT, canton of Solothurn
National data management coordination body
The national data management coordination body is responsible in particular for ensuring coordination and the exchange of information in connection with the interoperability tasks arising from national data management. Coordination takes place among the cantons, between the cantons and the federal government, and among the municipalities involved. The committee sets thematic priorities and defines priorities for the planning of concrete work steps towards federal data management.
Chairmen: Mathias Steffen, Federal Statistical Office and Andreas Burren, Swiss Digital Administration Office
Cloud Governance Working Group
More information on the Cloud Working Group coming soon.
Workplace Working Group
The Workplace Working Group deals with topics concerning the digital workplace of public administrations. It draws up common solutions and refines them. For example, it tests hardware and software components and required services. The Working Group issues recommendations and promotes the exchange of experiences between its members.
Contact: Greg Hernan, Digital Public Services Switzerland Office
iSVC Working Group
For the realization of Ambition 3, it is envisaged that the trust infrastructure (ecosystem) of the Confederation will be available to all. The e-ID represents an important type of proof in the ecosystem. But other government and private entities can also issue digital proofs. To promote this in the government environment, standardization of the content of other proofs is important. A list of prioritized digital proofs (VC) is specified. On the one hand, a list of characteristics is maintained in a VC catalog, which is an overview of the attributes used in the ecosystem. The characteristics contain references to existing standards (namely eCH) and existing catalogs of characteristics. On the other hand, the evidence compiled with the features is defined and described. In a subsequent step, it is planned to transfer elements from the VC catalog into eCH standards. Issuers of these VCs and verifiers (auditors of VCs) can rely on the content of the standardized attributes. This means, for example, that uniform residence confirmations are possible throughout Switzerland. Actors such as the SBB or universities of applied sciences also benefit from this standardization.
Chairman: Daniel Gasteiger, CEO, procivis
DPSS Coordinator: Marcel Kessler, Digital Administration Switzerland Office