OREANDA-NEWS. Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin stated that the country needs to create in a short time “digital special forces” for resolving the global issues facing the government.

At a meeting with deputy heads of federal executive bodies responsible for digital technologies, Mishustin emphasized that the digital transformation of state power is the matter of particular importance. According to him, its success will depend on how quickly the authorities can use the technologies of latest generation. “We need special people for this, people with special skills and special experience, digital special forces of government if you like. Therefore, the requirements for you are also special,” the Prime Minister resumed. Mishustin compared digital data with natural resources, saying that this is “new oil of the XXI century”, but it is inexhaustible.