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DEFENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT (DITU)​​


MAJOR CASLINDAWATI SAMIL
Head of Defence Information Technology (DITU)

Major Caslindawati Samil is the Head of Defence Information Technology Unit (DITU), Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Brunei Darussalam. She was enlisted in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) as a potential officer cadet in August 2000 and undergone basic recruit training at the Training Institute RBAF. In 2001, she undergone the officer cadet training and was graduated from the Officer Cadet School of SAFTI MI Singapore.

She was the Logistic Staff Officer Grade 3 at the Support Service RBAF in 2002 until she was the DITU’s Project Officer in 2004. Her initial IT career in RBAF was the responsibility for the creation of Brunei MINDEF website in collaboration with the Brunei MINDEF Public Relation Office and managed the transition of Brunei MINDEF C2 system with the RBAF Joint Operation Centre which was under the Directorate of Operations.

In 2006, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Chevening Scholarship and doing her Master of Science (MSc) in Managing Information Technology (MIT) from University of Salford, United Kingdom. Immediately after graduated for her postgraduate, she was assigned as the Project Officer at the Force Capability Defence Unit (FCDU) under the RBAF Commander Secretariat Office in 2007. She was responsible to the Director of FCDU in coordinating the RBAF strategic projects relating to information technology.

She was assigned as the Technical Manager of DITU in 2009, responsible for the implementation and management of Brunei MINDEF’s e-Government projects. In 2011, she was the Research Officer at the Directorate of Intelligence and witnessed the transition of security section in the directorate onto a MINDEF Defence Security Branch (DSB) in early 2012.

After the completion of the security role, on 1st July 2012 she was assigned back to DITU as the Head of the Unit. She is responsible to the Brunei MINDEF CIO for the implementation of the Brunei MINDEF IT Strategy and Policy. She lead DITU establishment in accomplishing the unit mission and she is responsible for managing the day to day technical and operational issues of DITU. As the Head of DITU, she focus on DITU performance issues by making sure the Brunei MINDEF IT system is up and running as well as ensuring the technical staff are doing their jobs

Major Caslindawati Samil is married to Azlan Udan and is blessed with 3 children. She enjoys riding her two wheels vehicle and occasionally plays golf.


HISTORY

Defence Information Technology Unit (DITU), also known as Unit Teknologi Maklumat Pertahanan (UTMP) was officially launched on 9th July 2002 by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria bin Datu Mahawangsa Haji Sulaiman.  It was inaugurated in Block 232 Bolkiah Camp.

DITU provides services and facilities in terms of providing computer equipments, repairing and checking of computers and providing networks that could be in the form of Intranet and Internet networks.


VISION

"To be an IT-enabled defence organisation."


MISSION

"To spearhead and facilitate IT transformation in MINDEF / RBAF."


ORGANISATION STRUCTURE OF
DEFENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT (DITU)



ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Implement IT Regulatory, Policies & Procedures

•    Maintaining IT Assets & Equipment

•    Maintaining System Applications and Software

•    Manage Digital Information or Data

•    Track IT Equipment Usage

•    Manage Inventory

•    Enable various Technical Developments

•    Strengthen IT Security Capabilities

•    Manage & Develop Human Resource Capital

•    Manage IT Budget & Expenditure