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Taimar Peterkop is the Director-General of RIA as of May 4th

Taimar PeterkopTaimar Peterkop, the new Director-General of the Information System Authority (RIA), took office today. Previously, he served as an Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence and was responsible for the development of communications technology and cyber defence.

Formerly, Peterkop has worked in various other positions at the Ministry of Defence. He has been the Defence Counsellor at the Estonian Embassy in the United States of America, a national defence teacher, and a lecturer of international law.

He has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu and obtained a Master's degree from the United States Army War College. He is a reserve officer.

As the Director-General, Peterkop aims to increase the precision of the utilisation of the resources of the Authority to attain the objectives of the domain. According to him, the state's information system as a whole must be developed methodically, in order to achieve this, maintaining the balance between functionality and security.

'My objective is to utilise the qualifications of the employees of RIA in the best way, and ensure that the development of our e-State continues to enable us to play our role in the society,' Peterkop said.

Peterkop thanked his deputy Toomas Vaks for leading RIA during the last four months when the position of Director-General was vacant.

RIA is a competence centre that coordinates the development and management of the state's information system.

Topic: RIA

Added 05.05.2015

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