Accession Number : AD1032399

Title :   Information Technology Progress in North Korea and Its Prospects

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Honolulu United States

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Hyung-Seog

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Report Date : 01 Aug 2005

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Since its announcement of the Third Economic Plan (1987-1993), North Korea has focused its resources in enhancing the role of science and technology, especially computer science, in its national economy. The North Korean government declared the 21st century as the IT era. North Korean leaders came to realize that their ultimate objective of building a powerful and prosperous nation could not be achieved without the introduction of information technologies in the peoples economy. That is why the Workers Party of Korea recently announced a new slogan urging everyone to focus on science and technology in building a powerful and prosperous nation, while emphasizing that the development of the IT sector should pave the way for industrial recovery in the overall economy in the North.

Descriptors :   computer communications , communication systems , national governments , international relations , south korea , north korea , information exchange , information systems

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE