Abstract

On 20 June 1991, the Deutscher Bundestag adopted the Decision on the Completion of German Unity. In consequence, the Deutscher Bundestag and the Federal Government moved to Berlin. The functions of Government are divided between Berlin and Bonn. In light of this fact, it is strategically vital to ensure functionality and cooperation, a fact which led to the creation of the Berlin-Bonn Information Network (IVBB). Using modern, future-safe information and communication technology, the Federal Government remains able to function in spite of its dislocation. Considerable technical and organisational improvements have been achieved in many areas. Because of this, the IVBB also offers the key to extensive modernisation of the administration. Full operation began in January 1999 on the basis of the broadband IVBB network.

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