This was decided earlier in the year:
All computers used officially by public servants in Singapore will be cut off from the Internet from May next year, in an unprecedented move to tighten security.
A memo is going out to all government agencies, ministries and statutory boards here about the Internet blockade a year from now, The Straits Times has learnt.
There are some 100,000 computers in use by the public service and all of them will be affected.
“The Singapore Government regularly reviews our IT measures to make our network more secure,” a spokesman for the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said when contacted.
The move is aimed at plugging potential leaks from work e-mail and shared documents amid heightened security threats.
Trials started with some employees within the IDA – the lead agency for this exercise – as early as April. Web surfing can be done only on the employees’ personal tablets or mobile phones as these devices do not have access to government e-mail systems. Dedicated Internet terminals have been issued to those who need them for work.
The Straits Times understands that public servants will be allowed to forward work e-mails to their private accounts, if they need to.
Here is the article. Here is Catherine Rampell on Trump and cybersecurity, she seems to be critical of what is possibly a Trump idea to have a White House without computers (without internet?). That to me seems the only good procedural/bureaucratic idea I have heard from the incoming Trump administration. Note that the government in Singapore is one of the smartest, forward-looking, and sophisticated in the world. On this they are ahead of the curve (by the way I write more on the broader question here in my forthcoming The Complacent Class).