Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Feds tender for cloud services

    The Federal Government on Tuesday issued a tender to establish a panel of cloud service providers as it readies to provide agencies with easier access to hosted IT infrastructure services.

  • After harrowing 10-month trek, NASA's Maven orbits Mars

    After 10 months and 442 million miles, NASA's Maven spacecraft has reached Mars and entered into its orbit.

  • SpaceX Dragon cargo craft heads to space station

    Days after receiving a contract to build spacecraft that will ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft, loaded with supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting station.

  • Government to address startup issues after long wait

    The Coalition government plans within weeks to release details of its plans for promoting tech startups in Australia, including changes to employee share option (ESOP) taxation rules, as part of a wide-ranging economic reform package.

  • NICTA Victoria creates director role

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has hired Professor Jack Singh for the newly created role of Victoria director.

  • Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses

    The panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.

  • New body could take ACCC's telco access powers

    The draft report of the Competition Policy Review has recommended that a new organisation should take over a number of the regulatory powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including the ACCC's telecommunications access and pricing functions.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

    Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

  • Updated: Defence deploying e-health system

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) in December plans to complete the rollout of its e-health information system, which will be used by 2,300 health practitioners and support staff across the country.

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