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Canberra correspondent John Hilvert has twenty years experience in journalism, public policy, web development and research. Writing from Parliament House in Canberra, Hilvert has worked in public policy for five Commonwealth agencies, authored over a dozen education books, worked as communications director for the Internet Industry Association and edited Australian PC User magazine. Hilvert has also worked as a journalist The Australian, MIS and Computerworld Australia, among other titles. He is an unashamed bluegrass tragic.

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Defence willing to relax rules, offer more cash to recruit cyber experts 
Jun 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Would waive age, fitness and standard pay requirements.
The wrap: All the tech in Budget 2015 
May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
National security initiatives drive spending.
Police struggling to make good use of metadata: SA police exec 
Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cost effective trawling of metadata is challenging.
Govt's new ACORN system to be revamped 
Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lacklustre response triggers overhaul just months after launch.
Defence CTO moves toward two-speed IT 
Mar 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Aims for flexibility, agility and risk in IT developments.
Australian Govt rolls out cybercrime reporting site 
Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
ACORN pitched as 'national policing initiative'.
Aus Govt CTO readies cloud email, desktop services 
Nov 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Scoping study is in, approach to market coming.
Why the Govt's $80k procurement threshold should be scrapped 
Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Exemptions make a mockery of the rule.
Defence CIO wrestles with credibility  
Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Keeping promises in one of Australia's biggest tech shops.
Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million 
Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Department stumbles at implementation hurdles.
Govt backed research body proposes big data for APS staff vetting  
Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
But admits 'just because we can do it, does not mean we should'.
Research contradicts Brandis' focus on insider threats 
Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Warns against creating an 'oppressive workplace'.
Customs CIO soothes frontline staff with quick fixes 
Aug 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Fears interim measures may be problematic down the track.
What Immigration did with just $1m and open source software 
Aug 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Not everyone thinks tinkering on the cheap is a good idea, however.
Health CIO expects 'strong views' on opt-out PCEHR 
May 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Outsourcing RFT due this month.
Information Commissioner out as privacy/FOI office shut down 
Budget 2014: What is funded and what is cut? 
May 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Supercomputers in, regulators out.
Commission of Audit recommends IT outsourcing agenda 
May 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Promotes digital, cloud-first approach to whole-of-government IT.
IT procurement left out of red tape repeal day 
Mar 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
But AIIA bullish about reforms.
Most Android VoIP apps easy to crack 
Mar 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Yahoo voice, messaging operates without encryption.
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