John Hilvert

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.

Recent articles by John Hilvert

Defence willing to relax rules, offer more cash to recruit cyber experts

Defence willing to relax rules, offer more cash to recruit cyber experts

Would waive age, fitness and standard pay requirements.
Jun 18 2015 12:28PM
The wrap: All the tech in Budget 2015

The wrap: All the tech in Budget 2015

National security initiatives drive spending.
May 12 2015 8:11PM
Police struggling to make good use of metadata: SA police exec

Police struggling to make good use of metadata: SA police exec

Cost effective trawling of metadata is challenging.
Mar 19 2015 10:49AM
Govt's new ACORN system to be revamped

Govt's new ACORN system to be revamped

Lacklustre response triggers overhaul just months after launch.
Mar 19 2015 6:09AM
Defence CTO moves toward two-speed IT

Defence CTO moves toward two-speed IT

Aims for flexibility, agility and risk in IT developments.
Mar 4 2015 11:23AM
Australian Govt rolls out cybercrime reporting site

Australian Govt rolls out cybercrime reporting site

ACORN pitched as 'national policing initiative'.
Nov 26 2014 10:51AM
Aus Govt CTO readies cloud email, desktop services

Aus Govt CTO readies cloud email, desktop services

Scoping study is in, approach to market coming.
Nov 25 2014 11:57AM
Why the Govt's $80k procurement threshold should be scrapped

Why the Govt's $80k procurement threshold should be scrapped

[Opinion] Exemptions make a mockery of the rule.
Nov 18 2014 1:27PM
Defence CIO wrestles with credibility

Defence CIO wrestles with credibility

Keeping promises in one of Australia's biggest tech shops.
Nov 12 2014 6:33AM
Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million

Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million

Department stumbles at implementation hurdles.
Sep 19 2014 4:50PM
Govt backed research body proposes big data for APS staff vetting

Govt backed research body proposes big data for APS staff vetting

But admits 'just because we can do it, does not mean we should'.
Sep 4 2014 9:50AM
Research contradicts Brandis' focus on insider threats

Research contradicts Brandis' focus on insider threats

Warns against creating an 'oppressive workplace'.
Sep 3 2014 10:31AM
Customs CIO soothes frontline staff with quick fixes

Customs CIO soothes frontline staff with quick fixes

Fears interim measures may be problematic down the track.
Aug 8 2014 6:17AM
What Immigration did with just $1m and open source software

What Immigration did with just $1m and open source software

Not everyone thinks tinkering on the cheap is a good idea, however.
Aug 6 2014 6:42AM
Health CIO expects 'strong views' on opt-out PCEHR

Health CIO expects 'strong views' on opt-out PCEHR

Outsourcing RFT due this month.
May 23 2014 6:46AM
Information Commissioner out as privacy/FOI office shut down

Information Commissioner out as privacy/FOI office shut down

McMillan "disappointed".
May 14 2014 6:20AM
Budget 2014: What is funded and what is cut?

Budget 2014: What is funded and what is cut?

Supercomputers in, regulators out.
May 13 2014 8:36PM
Commission of Audit recommends IT outsourcing agenda

Commission of Audit recommends IT outsourcing agenda

Promotes digital, cloud-first approach to whole-of-government IT.
May 1 2014 1:58PM
IT procurement left out of red tape repeal day

IT procurement left out of red tape repeal day

But AIIA bullish about reforms.
Mar 21 2014 6:55AM
Most Android VoIP apps easy to crack

Most Android VoIP apps easy to crack

Yahoo voice, messaging operates without encryption.
Mar 17 2014 6:40AM

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