The Data Administration section exists to help
the ministry be a leader in effective business use of information as a vital
resource (or, Information Resource Management IRM). Essentially IRM is the development and execution of architectures,
policies, practices and procedures, and organizing people, energy, practices
and procedures into activities that properly manage the information needs of
This is partially achieved by educating ministry management and staff,
and demonstrating how information, and managing information as a vital
resource, affects corporate performance.