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GovTech Weekly News Wrap – 2 July

01/07/2020 Anonymous Government

Australia

The Australian Federal Police has frozen $7.8 million linked to fraudulent IT contracts issued through the Federal Department of Finance. The allegations relate to three public servants believed to have directed IT contracts through preferred suppliers.

ACT human services Directorate rates poorly in data security audit

23/06/2020 Shahida Sweeney Government

The concerns were highlighted in a just-released ACT Auditor–General’s Report – Data Security, which urged the CSD and related agencies to ensure greater diligence in managing the receipt, storage, transmission, and destruction of data.

NZ Ministry of Education to roll out ultra-fast broadband for schools

17/06/2020 Shahida Sweeney Government

The project is being rolled out under the auspices of New Zealand’s ‘Network for Learning’ (N4L) initiative, a managed network that enables schools to more readily access the internet and integrate digital technologies into the curriculum.

The N4L’s managed network supports more than 800,000 users while delivering connectivity for 2,400 schools across metropolitan and regional areas.

Australia joins global AI partnership with global economic leaders

16/06/2020 Shahida Sweeney Government

The GPAI, hosted by the global economic cooperative the OECD, assembles experts from government, industry, and academia conducting research or pilot projects involving the broader adoption of artificial intelligence.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría extolled AI a “truly transformational technology” that could support the global response to Covid-19, among other global health or policy challenges.