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.

ATO to integrate new digital services API gateway

ATO to integrate new digital services API gateway

E-commerce platform upgrade to meet increasing client demand.
Jul 10 2020 1:27PM
GovCMS withstands massive COVID traffic spikes

GovCMS withstands massive COVID traffic spikes

Health Department stands up to a 760 percent increase.
Jul 10 2020 11:02AM
Australia's anti-encryption laws need judicial oversight: INSLM

Australia's anti-encryption laws need judicial oversight: INSLM

Long awaited 316-page review published.
Jul 9 2020 4:48PM
Qld govt places six-month hold on all non-essential new IT projects

Qld govt places six-month hold on all non-essential new IT projects

As part of plan to save $3bn.
Jul 9 2020 4:19PM
NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme

NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme

But minister says most funding 'hits' likely to be much smaller.
Jul 8 2020 5:45PM
NBN Co to cut 800 staff by end of 2020

NBN Co to cut 800 staff by end of 2020

Unveils plans for post-build internal restructure.
Jul 8 2020 4:00PM
NBN Co's final build push includes 25k premises that fell through the cracks

NBN Co's final build push includes 25k premises that fell through the cracks

Due to overlap in responsibilities with Telstra.
Jul 8 2020 1:25PM
WA Education to consolidate IT service providers

WA Education to consolidate IT service providers

Looks to enter decade-long outsourcing arrangement.
Jul 8 2020 1:20PM
Medicare to reuse Centrelink's new payments calculator

Medicare to reuse Centrelink's new payments calculator

Pegasystems platform to be utilised across Services Australia.
Jul 7 2020 6:34PM
Govt ponders new sovereignty rules for datasets

Govt ponders new sovereignty rules for datasets

After COVIDSafe hosting controversy.
Jul 7 2020 12:35PM
NSW govt signs on with Vault Cloud

NSW govt signs on with Vault Cloud

Brokers government-wide deal.
Jul 7 2020 10:19AM
NBN Co will have 22,000 premises still awaiting infrastructure after this year

NBN Co will have 22,000 premises still awaiting infrastructure after this year

Increases its focus on hard-to-connect sites.
Jul 6 2020 11:32AM
The transport dashboard helping keep Sydney moving during COVID

The transport dashboard helping keep Sydney moving during COVID

TfNSW works with AnyTrip to augment its real-time map.
Jul 6 2020 6:57AM
Govt mulls stricter cyber security accountability for agencies

Govt mulls stricter cyber security accountability for agencies

After years of apathy.
Jul 3 2020 12:33PM
Defence IT investment to climb to $20 billion over next decade

Defence IT investment to climb to $20 billion over next decade

Cyber security takes centre stage in new strategy.
Jul 2 2020 6:00AM
ATO systems crash in tax time refund rush

ATO systems crash in tax time refund rush

Agency urgently investigating outage.
Jul 1 2020 11:51AM
Over 82,000 Aussies' details leaked in crypto scam

Over 82,000 Aussies' details leaked in crypto scam

Victim's details show up on the web.
Jul 1 2020 11:43AM
AFP freeze $7.8 million linked to Finance dept IT fraud

AFP freeze $7.8 million linked to Finance dept IT fraud

Trio alleged to have used funds for renovations.
Jul 1 2020 10:49AM
AEC looks to ditch all paper lists on polling day

AEC looks to ditch all paper lists on polling day

Investigates cost of device rollout.
Jul 1 2020 7:19AM
NBN Co expects to sustain some of its traffic uplift

NBN Co expects to sustain some of its traffic uplift

More evidence that bandwidth bonuses might be hard to unwind.
Jun 30 2020 5:31PM

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