Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • NT government funds police tech upgrades

    The Northern Territory government will fund the rollout of body-worn video cameras for NT police and the second phase of a trial of facial recognition technology.

    24 May 16 15:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NT to spend $185.9m on health ICT overhaul

    The Northern Territory government has earmarked $185.9 million over five years for its ambitious overhaul of health ICT, the Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP).

    24 May 16 11:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Defence prepares for massive ERP overhaul

    The Department of Defence has begun seeking systems integrators as it moves ahead with what it believes is the largest ERP program implementation by the Australian government.

    23 May 16 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Victoria to launch ‘data agency’

    The Victorian government will create a ‘data agency’ as part of a new ICT strategy unveiled today. The organisation will work to boost data sharing between government agencies and develop analytics capabilities that can improve policy making and service design.

    12 May 16 17:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The US Defense Department is expanding its efforts with tech startups

    The Department of Defense is expanding its effort to work with tech startups, bringing on executives from top technology companies to work at its Silicon Valley lab and planning a new office to tap into the research taking place in the Boston area.

    12 May 16 04:30 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Transformed CenITex delivering wins for its customers, CEO says

    To say Victoria’s CenITex has a chequered history is putting it mildly. But although the government shared services organisation still has its critics, the organisation has fundamentally transformed itself over the last half decade according to CEO Michael Vanderheide.

    10 May 16 14:59 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Opinion: What’s wrong with CenITex?

    There’s something to be said for starting from scratch rather than behaving like a MASH Unit patching wounded soldiers and sending them back into battle for more of the same, and for the Victorian government, it has a conflict injury in need of serious surgery.

    09 May 16 12:00 Written by Antony Harrowell
  • 4 IT companies allowed to use commercial drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for more than 5,000 so-called Section 333 exemptions to operate commercial drones over the past year, and among those getting the go ahead are familiar names in the enterprise IT and networking market.

    04 May 16 21:00 Written by Bob Brown
  • Data61, Treasury scruitinse blockchain's potential

    The CSIRO’s Data61 will lead a review into the potential of technology based on blockchain, the distributed ledger that underpins bitcoin-style digital currencies.

    04 May 16 16:47 Written by Rohan Pearce

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