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  • Service providers see boost from govt's secure cloud list

    The creation earlier this year of the Certified Cloud Services List has had an already begun having an impact on government adoption of cloud according to the Australian vendors who have been added to the CCSL.

  • WA government appoints state IT chief

    Western Australia has appointed Giles Nunis to the role of government CIO.

  • Broadband is the key infrastructure for the 21st century

    Earlier this month, the US Broadband Opportunity Council declared that broadband is “taking its place alongside water, sewer and electricity as essential infrastructure for communities”.

  • Government's ACSC launches secure administration guide

    The government's Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a guide intended to help organisations lock down network assets, such as application servers and domain controllers, by protecting accounts that have admin privileges.

  • US, China reach cyberespionage agreement

    The U.S. and China have reached their first ever cybercrime and cyberespionage agreement, but the deal is quite general and how it will translate into actions is still unclear.

  • Data retention funding model to be revealed in November

    The outline of a program to help defray the costs to telecommunications providers of implementing data retention is expected to be made public in November.

  • Government launches new hardware procurement panel

    The Department of Finance has launched its whole of government procurement panel for ICT hardware and associated services.

  • StartupAUS welcomes focus on innovation

    Advocacy group StartupAUS has welcomed a series of policies formally unveiled this week by the ALP, including the creation of 100,000 university placements for STEM studnets, new entrepreneur visas and the creation of a 'startup year' for final year university students.

  • Cook, Bezos, Nadella to meet Chinese President Xi on Wednesday

    The top executives of five of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle on Wednesday.

  • Groups urge balance in TPP IP provisions

    A coalition of 15 groups, including the Australian Digital Alliance and Electronic Frontiers Australia, has called on participants in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to ensure support for fair use-style exceptions to copyright is included in the agreement.

  • South Australia moves to make driverless car tests legal

    South Australia's transport minister, Stephen Mullighan, will introduce legislation to allow tests of driverless cars to be conducted on public roads.

  • NBN rollout still 'technology agnostic', says Fifield

    Australia's new communications minister, Senator Mitch Fifield, has repeated prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's claim that the roll out of the National Broadband Network is "technology agnostic" under the Coalition government.

  • ​Secure drones a step closer following NICTA tests

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using NICTA’s secure seL4 kernel have survived penetration testing.

  • Dedicated mobile broadband for emergency services will cost billions: Report

    Mobile broadband technology represents a significant opportunity to save lives and property but its use is unlikely to increase until a public safety grade service is available, according to a draft Productivity Commission report released today.

  • Fifield to oversee govt's anti-piracy efforts

    Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's newly minted communications minister, senator Mitch Fifield, will oversee administration of Australia's copyright regime.

  • UK gets first drone conviction after flights over football stadiums

    A man in the U.K. has been convicted of illegally flying drones over buildings and congested areas -- the first conviction of its type in the country.

  • Senator Mitch Fifield to oversee NBN rollout as comms minister

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Senator Mitch Fifield to the communications portfolio as part of the new-look Coalition ministry.

  • Open data: NSW Globe adds residential sales history

    The NSW government has added sales history data for residential properties to its NSW Globe project and will release the data in an open format for use by third parties.

  • Centrelink payment system overhaul one step closer

    The Department of Human Services has released a request for expressions of interest (EOI) from the IT industry to design and construct a new Centrelink payment system.

  • Bitcoin's blockchain could 'fundamentally change' financial system: ASIC chief

    Greg Medcraft, the chairperson of Australia's corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, believes that the blockchain technology employed by Bitcoin has the potential to dramatically change the global financial system.