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.

Search for next Australian Cyber Security Centre chief begins

Search for next Australian Cyber Security Centre chief begins

As outgoing head prepares to leave.
Jan 17 2020 1:15PM
NBN Co reveals active Sky Muster users within 25km of city centres

NBN Co reveals active Sky Muster users within 25km of city centres

Sheds light on 'urban' satellite usage.
Jan 16 2020 1:15PM
Trump criticises Apple's encryption stance on Pensacola phones

Trump criticises Apple's encryption stance on Pensacola phones

"They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Country, NOW!"
Jan 15 2020 1:33PM
Home Affairs rejects claims anti-encryption laws conflict with US CLOUD Act

Home Affairs rejects claims anti-encryption laws conflict with US CLOUD Act

“No issues” that would prevent bilateral agreement.
Jan 14 2020 12:40PM
NBN Co may need to prove it isn't cross-subsidising enterprise play

NBN Co may need to prove it isn't cross-subsidising enterprise play

Faces renewed attention on its transparency.
Jan 14 2020 11:07AM
NSW govt building 'copy solution' to boost digital licence acceptance

NSW govt building 'copy solution' to boost digital licence acceptance

More businesses dialed in as downloads surpass 1 million.
Jan 13 2020 12:53PM
Defence puts $600m Navy IT upgrade to market

Defence puts $600m Navy IT upgrade to market

Proposes panel arrangement to source hardware, software.
Jan 10 2020 12:22PM
ATO reveals cause of tax time IT outage

ATO reveals cause of tax time IT outage

Fault traced to two routers after traffic spike.
Jan 10 2020 12:20PM
NBN Co upgrades small portion of slow FTTN services to full fibre

NBN Co upgrades small portion of slow FTTN services to full fibre

Where the other underperforming services will move is unclear.
Jan 9 2020 12:36PM
Thales to deliver Queensland's digital driver's licence

Thales to deliver Queensland's digital driver's licence

Fraser Coast trial now planned for early 2020.
Jan 8 2020 12:36PM
Vodafone claims all NBN services are uncommercial

Vodafone claims all NBN services are uncommercial

Some connections can't subsidise others, and broadband tax won't fix it.
Jan 8 2020 9:43AM
NBN Co deploys satellite services to bushfire evacuation centres

NBN Co deploys satellite services to bushfire evacuation centres

As Telstra opens payphone network nationally.
Jan 6 2020 11:39AM
NBN Co technicians outright missed 350 appointments a day in FY19

NBN Co technicians outright missed 350 appointments a day in FY19

Under new definition of what constitutes a miss.
Jan 2 2020 12:37PM
Vodafone Australia to deploy a Nokia-based 5G network

Vodafone Australia to deploy a Nokia-based 5G network

Overcomes Huawei equipment ban.
Dec 30 2019 10:16AM
ATO hands Macquarie Telecom $20m internet gateway deal

ATO hands Macquarie Telecom $20m internet gateway deal

Will leverage telco's as-a-service SOC play.
Dec 23 2019 3:18PM
AFP to deploy body-cams at major airports

AFP to deploy body-cams at major airports

Rollout to begin in February.
Dec 20 2019 3:46PM
NSW to trial digital Opal card next year

NSW to trial digital Opal card next year

Takes next step toward Netflix model for transport.
Dec 20 2019 11:43AM
Home Affairs delays Australia's airport smartgate upgrade

Home Affairs delays Australia's airport smartgate upgrade

Rollout now planned from 2021.
Dec 20 2019 7:05AM
NBN Co to trial 750/50Mbps as 'near gigabit' HFC tier

NBN Co to trial 750/50Mbps as 'near gigabit' HFC tier

First outcome from closed-door gigabit consultation.
Dec 19 2019 1:00PM
Australian Digital Health Agency names interim chief

Australian Digital Health Agency names interim chief

Outgoing COO delays departure.
Dec 19 2019 12:13PM

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