Spotlight on Federal Government Spotlight on Federal Government

Governments everywhere have come to realise that digital service delivery can be both more effective and less costly.

Which is why Australia’s Federal government established the Digital Transformation Agency to pave the way for an aggressive push into digital services.

iTnews has chronicled the resulting stream of new initiatives that change the way citizens and businesses work with government.

For this year’s benchmark we received entries from federal agencies detailing such efforts and showcasing how Canberra is not just talking technology, but using it to deliver outcomes that matter for Australians.

Victorian govt poaches Services Australia CIO

Victorian govt poaches Services Australia CIO

Michael McNamara named Digital Victoria's inaugural CEO.
Jul 30 2021 5:17PM
AFP searches for a tracking system that supports 4G, 5G devices

AFP searches for a tracking system that supports 4G, 5G devices

Universal tracking platform to replace multiple existing systems.
Jul 30 2021 1:19PM
NSW Education says cyber attack may have compromised contact data

NSW Education says cyber attack may have compromised contact data

Forensic analysis now underway to "fully assess risk".
Jul 30 2021 10:44AM
Govt concedes COVIDSafe app 'rarely used' in overdue report

Govt concedes COVIDSafe app 'rarely used' in overdue report

Puts it down to low transmission rates and strong manual tracing.
Jul 30 2021 7:00AM
NBN Co to offer a month of bandwidth relief to internet providers

NBN Co to offer a month of bandwidth relief to internet providers

At a total cost of $5.2 million.
Jul 29 2021 12:26PM
Australia Post is building a new event management system on Google Cloud

Australia Post is building a new event management system on Google Cloud

Looks to boost parcel movement visibility.
Jul 28 2021 1:12PM
NSW govt names digital ID advisory council members

NSW govt names digital ID advisory council members

Expert panel of 18 appointed.
Jul 27 2021 1:26PM
Audits alone won't solve govt cyber woes: ANAO

Audits alone won't solve govt cyber woes: ANAO

Internal assurance, incentives needed to drive improvements first.
Jul 27 2021 6:49AM
Australia's top NBN RSPs say lockdowns expose them to excess bandwidth charges again

Australia's top NBN RSPs say lockdowns expose them to excess bandwidth charges again

Lobbying govt for another temporary bandwidth bonus.
Jul 27 2021 12:15AM
Defence helps ADF members relocate with new Pega-powered app

Defence helps ADF members relocate with new Pega-powered app

PostingConnect provides direct link with Toll, DHA.
Jul 26 2021 12:54PM
NBN Co brings in KPMG to audit subcontractor pay

NBN Co brings in KPMG to audit subcontractor pay

Ignores question about whether the review will be made public.
Jul 26 2021 6:35AM
Govt forced to release overdue COVIDSafe report

Govt forced to release overdue COVIDSafe report

But redacts most of it.
Jul 23 2021 11:01AM
NBN Co says 119,000 services still can't reach 25Mbps peak speeds

NBN Co says 119,000 services still can't reach 25Mbps peak speeds

Despite network being "built and fully operational".
Jul 22 2021 4:37PM
Embracing risk: Leanne Fry's blended 'security and innovation' journey at AUSTRAC

Embracing risk: Leanne Fry's blended 'security and innovation' journey at AUSTRAC

Exploring the financial intelligence agency's strategy and projects.
Jul 22 2021 12:47PM
Service NSW to hire 200 engineers, designers

Service NSW to hire 200 engineers, designers

Recruitment drive gets underway.
Jul 22 2021 12:27PM
CBA takes 25 percent stake in two NBN retail service providers

CBA takes 25 percent stake in two NBN retail service providers

Will offer 'discounted NBN and broadband' to customers.
Jul 22 2021 8:28AM
Services Australia to grow in-house IT workforce, shrink contractor reliance

Services Australia to grow in-house IT workforce, shrink contractor reliance

Reveals plans for 70/30 split by 2025.
Jul 22 2021 6:32AM
EPA Victoria signs $52m IT services deal with Empired

EPA Victoria signs $52m IT services deal with Empired

Transition to take six months.
Jul 21 2021 3:18PM
NBN roundtable returns focus to customer needs - and NBN Co's costs

NBN roundtable returns focus to customer needs - and NBN Co's costs

Areas of scrutiny revealed.
Jul 21 2021 12:33PM
Services Australia shifts most Centrelink payments to SAP S/4 HANA

Services Australia shifts most Centrelink payments to SAP S/4 HANA

Legacy system now only used for 10 percent of payments.
Jul 21 2021 12:33PM

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