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  • FST Media
  • 5 May 2021
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) flags a major “modernisation” of IT outsourcing; Treasury seeks to lower bar for Consumer Data Right (CDR) accreditation; and the Federal Government reveals plan to create three big brother ‘Cyber Hubs’ to uplift smaller agencies...
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  • FST Media
  • 5 May 2021
Silicon Valley-based cloud services company, Snowflake, has announced it has secured IRAP (Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program) certification, a critical step to hosting ‘protected level’ data from Australian Government agencies. Following a third-party assessment, Snowflake said its ‘Data Cloud’,...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 5 May 2021
Trust in digital government has grown over the Covid-19 crisis, with more than two-thirds of Australian and New Zealand residents willing to share personal data for more proactive and personalised services, findings from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Salesforce have...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 5 May 2021
In a major push to “modernise” its IT outsourcing portfolio, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced plans to approach the market for new centralised computing, end-user technology and enterprise service management (ESM) providers. The ATO is set to issue...
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  • FST Media
  • 5 May 2021
ADHA and Tax Office lose their CISOs, while national spatial data specialist, Geoscape Australia, appoints a former Olympian as Chief Executive. – The Australian Digital Health Agency’s (ADHA) Chief Information Security Officer, Anthony Kitzelmann, has been poached by Airservices Australia....
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  • FST Media
  • 5 May 2021
For Australians, 2020 was a year of seemingly never-ending crises – with the early part of 2021 continuing this unfortunate trend. Yet, it was a year that our governments truly came into their own, positioning themselves as critical sources of...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 22 April 2021
The debates we’re having in the West around adapting to climate change and tackling different global challenges, we need China as a partner in this… there’s a lot to learn from China that can really benefit our home countries. As...
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  • FST Media
  • 22 April 2021
National Data Commissioner backs the Government’s controversial data-sharing regime, with an independent auditor also urging the Feds to enforce the same restrictions on public agencies as private sector; icare seeks out vendor to build new content management platform; and IBM...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 21 April 2021
A partnership between NEC Australia and HPE-owned Aruba will see a host of ICT solutions and managed services rolled out across Australia’s newest and largest prison, Clarence Correctional Centre, promising improved on-site surveillance capabilities and digital services for selected inmates....
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  • FST Media
  • 21 April 2021
The Department of Defence (DoD) is calling on medical, biotech businesses, and medical research organisations to assess the country’s health security capability, providing “an accurate and truly national picture” of Australia’s readiness for potential future pandemics, biosecurity threats, and natural...
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  • FST Media
  • 21 April 2021
NSW Government insurer, icare, has put the call out for a new partner to help overhaul its Content Services Platform (CSP), replacing its nearly four-year-old OnBase CSP. Put to the tender, the new managed service platform will be expected to...
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  • Patrick Buncsi
  • 8 April 2021
When I think about it, the best service we can give as a government agency is one that is as seamless and invisible as possible, especially at different key moments in citizens’ lives. As one of Asia’s premier innovation hubs,...
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  • FST Media
  • 8 April 2021
NZ urges visitors to install its Apple and Google-backed COVID Tracer app following announcement of  Aus-NZ ‘travel bubble’; Home Affairs strikes new five-year data-hosting deal with local provider, with remaining protected data to be shifted from a Chinese-owned facility by...
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  • Nanda Lakhwani
  • 7 April 2021
To carry on the state’s serendipitous success in public service innovation realised in the thick of the Covid crisis last year, government agencies should raise their risk tolerance, promote a “growth mindset”, and take a “portfolio approach” to ICT and...
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  • FST Media
  • 7 April 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces major cabinet reshuffle, with new Government Services and Home Affairs chiefs appointed; Services Australia appoints new CISO from within. – Following intense scrutiny surrounding Attorney-General Christian Porter and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, PM Scott Morrison...
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