Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the formation of an interdepartmental commission of the Security Council (SB) of Russia to ensure the country’s technological sovereignty in the development of IT infrastructure, follows from a document published on the official portal of legal information. The commission will be headed by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev.
“I decide to form an interdepartmental commission of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on issues of ensuring the technological sovereignty of the state in the development of the critical information infrastructure of the Russian Federation,” follows from the text of the document.
Among the issues that the commission will deal with are the analysis of the effectiveness of the work of organizations to implement the decisions of the Security Council in the field of ensuring the technological sovereignty of the country, the identification and assessment of internal and external threats to national security in the field of information technology, the coordination of work to solve the problems of ensuring national security in the field of information technology, the development legal regulation in the field of ensuring technological sovereignty, etc.
The commission will also include, in particular, the ministers of internal affairs, defense, science and higher education, industry and trade, the director of the National Guard, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the FSB, the heads of the state corporations Rosatom, Roskosmos, Rostec, and others.
Putin previously signed a decree on measures to support the IT industry against the backdrop of Western sanctions. In particular, they include tax incentives and preferences for “accredited organizations that receive income from the distribution of advertising or the provision of additional services using the applications and online services of these organizations, or income associated with the implementation, installation, testing and maintenance of domestic solutions in the field of information technologies”.
In addition, domestic IT companies are exempt from paying income tax and inspections by regulatory authorities until December 31, 2024, and can also receive loans to continue work and new projects at a rate of no more than 3%.