Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Defence CIO prepares to launch updated cloud strategy

    Department of Defence chief information officer Dr Peter Lawrence is preparing to launch an updated cloud computing strategy, the IT chief yesterday told the CeBIT Cloud 2017 conference.

    24 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Customs may have misused telecommunications access powers

    The Commonwealth Ombudsman has been unable to confirm whether the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs – now integrated into the Australian Border Force) met its legal obligations when exercising powers given to it under telecommunications interception and access legislation.

    23 May 17 11:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australia Post partners with DTA on identity

    Australia Post will work with the Digital Transformation Agency to integrate its Digital iD platform into the government’s Digital Identity Framework.

    19 May 17 12:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • BYOD grows within NSW government

    The New South Wales public sector is becoming increasingly mobile, with the state’s latest ICT Metrics Report revealing that an increasing proportion of the state’s public servants rely on tablets or laptops.

    18 May 17 14:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australian blockchain delegation heads to US

    A group representing businesses and research organisations is heading to New York to spruik the local work on developing technology inspired by and based on Bitcoin’s blockchain and similar distributed ledger technology.

    15 May 17 16:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Edward Snowden calls for ‘protocol level’ protection of human rights

    Famed exposer of the NSA’s secrets, Edward Snowden, is calling for the development of technology that enables the protection of personal information at a fundamental, system, level, claiming this is not only possible but essential if future generations are to enjoy the rights and freedoms of today’s democratic societies.

    11 May 17 14:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Call for urgent action on drone safety

    An inquiry into the regulations governing the use of remotely piloted and unmanned drones has called for immediate action to strengthen safety rules.

    11 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NSW government keen to tackle cyber skills shortage

    A ‘speed networking’ event at NSW Parliament this week brought together representatives of 25 companies that are seeking the next generation of cyber security talent with 130 students from the state’s universities.

    11 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • SA government revamps IT leadership

    South Australia’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet is currently seeking to fill a “redesigned” chief information officer role.

    11 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Budget 2017: Out with the old IT (and in with the new)

    The government is eyeing upgrades to aging ICT systems across the public sector as well as pushing for platforms that can be used across multiple departments and agencies, and increased use of data analytics to help drive evidence-based policy.

    09 May 17 20:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Mixed report card for government innovation push

    The chopping and changing of ministers and somewhat “diluted” messaging on startups have taken their toll on the momentum of the government’s much-vaunted ‘ideas boom’ some 18 months after the launch of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, according to StartupAUS's CEO.

    09 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 5 Common WiFi Problems With Simple Solutions

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