ACT Health Directorate inks $3.2m systems transformation deal18/09/2019 Anonymous Government
The new rollout will provide ACT's health department with a new end-to-end enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution incorporating supply chain, prosthesis management, business intelligence and analytics, replacing the Health Directory’s longstanding, on-prem-based inventory management system.
Winning an individual bid for the Health Directory’s tender, TechnologyOne said it will “seamlessly [manage] the full supply chain lifecycle of all ACT hospitals” without other delivery partners required.
DTA seeks industry input on fourth Trusted Digital Identity Framework iteration18/09/2019 Anonymous Government
The fourth iteration of the TDIF will set requirements for companies seeking accreditation on the scheme, considered “a foundational step to developing a true whole-of-economy solution”, the DTA said in a statement. Accordingly, the Agency said it is also seeking to broaden the Framework to support organisations and agencies that choose to undergo accreditation.
QLD Transport gives biometric boost to new smart licences13/09/2019 Anonymous Government
Under the multi-year agreement, the Department will implement Unisys's subscription-based Facial Signature Image Processing system, adding an extra layer of biometric security and fraud protection on top of its recently updated smart chip integrated licences.
AusPost unveils employee verification system21/08/2019 Anonymous Government
Leveraging AusPost’s Digital ID verification service, the aptly named Workforce Verification system allows employers to perform background checks on candidates, including screens for identity, police, and visa checks.
Australia Post Head of Product – Identity Services, Christian Seely, said its new all-in-one, "low-touchpoint" interface will prove a “game-changer” for HR professionals, streamlining the hiring and onboarding process, whilst reducing administration costs and candidate dropouts associated with existing background checking processes.
NSW Gov secures space research hub for Western Sydney19/08/2019 Anonymous Government
Launched as a joint initiative between four NSW universities and the state government, the planned R&D facility will form part of an advanced manufacturing precinct within the Aerotropolis – a major greenfield project to provide supporting infrastructure for Sydney’s long-anticipated ‘second airport’ at Badgerys Creek.
Securing the deal, Premier Berejiklian signed a Memorandum of Understanding at BAE’s London headquarters as part of a wider trade mission to the UK and Germany.
OVIC demands stronger privacy protections in wake of myki data releases19/08/2019 Anonymous Government
The investigation by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) found that Public Transport Victoria (PTV) had released de-identified data that exposed myki users’ travel histories – data that was later found by researchers be re-identifiable, according to a report commissioned by the OVIC.
Myki is a reloadable contactless smart card ticketing system used across Melbourne's public transportation system. According to 2018 figures, more than 15 million active myki cards are in circulation.
Data61 opens ‘game-changing’ Mixed Reality Lab19/08/2019 Anonymous Government
The Mixed Reality Lab will offer a multiplicity of industries – most notably from manufacturing, mining, health and agriculture – the opportunity to build virtual replicas, or 'digital twins', of physical objects and systems, allowing components to be tested and validated in a simulated environment.
WA proposes new Privacy Commissioner, Chief Data Officer roles in privacy legislation push06/08/2019 Anonymous Government
WA remains only one of two states in Australia, alongside South Australia, that lacks comprehensive privacy protection and information sharing laws. NSW, for instance, enacted its Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 a decade ago, creating the all-important Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) in the process (succeeded a year later by the Information and Privacy Commission NSW).
Brisbane to host Human Services' digital forensics lab06/08/2019 Anonymous Government
The new facility will provide the DHS with “a scientific, technically advanced and secure facility” to analyse digital evidence to aid in criminal fraud investigations.
Its remit will cover in-house investigations through the DHS’s own Taskforce Integrity operations, as well as lending its hand to other federal agencies’ anti-fraud activities, including the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Australian Federal Police.
Brisbane will play host to the new DHS forensics team, four years after the launch of its first lab in Canberra.
NZ launches e-Travel Authority to shore up border security05/08/2019 Anonymous Government
The Authority, first announced in October last year, will give the NZ Government the ability to screen visa-waiver travellers offshore for border and immigration anomalies before gaining entry to the country.
“[When] people don’t have to apply for visas, we only learn about them once they are en route to New Zealand,” the Government said on its announcement of the eTA scheme last year. “We are unable to screen these travellers in advance for border and immigration risks and have a reduced ability to make entering New Zealand smoother and faster as technology evolves.”
NBN Co appoints new Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer02/08/2019 Anonymous Government
The role extends the Chief Strategy role previously held by JB Rousselot, incorporating an all-important transformation component. Rousselot announced he will step down from his role in October after six years at NBN.
Rousselot held a number of senior positions at the company, serving as chief strategy officer, chief network operations officer, and head of strategy and transformation across his half-decade tenure at NBN Co.
AusPost Digital iD gets full Govt accreditation24/07/2019 Anonymous Government
Developed over a three-year public consultation process, the TDIF serves as a national standard for digital identity, setting “rules and requirements” for organisations that employ a digital identity validation system.
IBM secures $95.5m defence contract22/07/2019 Anonymous Government
Beating out a rival bid from Accenture, IBM's 18-month, $95.5 million deal is just the first phase of an extensive multi-year project to “modernise” and “optimise” the DoD's information systems.
NSW delivers on key cyber breach recovery commitment22/07/2019 Anonymous Government
The launch of the whole-of-government digital ID recovery service, developed by not-for-profit identity and cyber support service IDCARE, marks the NSW Government’s first tangible step to meeting a core commitment from its 2018 Cyber Security Strategy – namely, to support customers whose identities have been compromised as a result of a cyber breach.
The partnership deal will provide all NSW Government departments, agencies and customers with direct access to IDCARE's data recovery and support service.