Government ICT reshuffle moves forward

ICT policy and procurement formally shifted Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The governor general has formally approved changes to the government’s administrative arrangements that involve the ICT policy and ICT procurement functions currently overseen by the Department of Finance being shifted to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The shift is part of the move to establish the Digital Transformation Agency, building on the Digital Transformation Office within DPMC.

Earlier this month assistant minister for digital transformation Angus Taylor announced the appointment of Nerida O’Loughlin as interim DTA CEO and Paul Shetler, who was originally hired as CEO of DTO, to the new role of chief digital officer.

“We are more mobile, more connected and more digitally reliant than ever before,” Taylor said at the time. “Government needs to consistently challenge itself, to ensure world-leading practices are being employed to make Australians’ lives simpler.

“As more government services are digitised, integration across agencies is paramount to delivering world’s best practice. Importantly, the new agency will comprise a small high-calibre program management office to manage strategy and manage integration of the digital transformation agenda across all of government.”

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