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.

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

As it seeks to overcome distrust.
Sep 28 2020 11:59AM
ATO re-tenders for myGovID anti-spoofing facial recognition software

ATO re-tenders for myGovID anti-spoofing facial recognition software

Liveness detection public beta now not expected until September 2021.
Sep 28 2020 11:41AM
Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in invoices paid late

Qld Health's SAP implementation led to $540m in invoices paid late

System issues, poor staff training mar project.
Sep 28 2020 10:02AM
Centrelink IT system risks 'largely' managed during WPIT overhaul

Centrelink IT system risks 'largely' managed during WPIT overhaul

But original purpose of billion-dollar rebuild in jeopardy, auditor finds.
Sep 25 2020 12:58PM
NBN Co shows first 'indicative' maps for 130 business fibre zones

NBN Co shows first 'indicative' maps for 130 business fibre zones

Places high-level boundaries.
Sep 25 2020 12:19PM
Tasmania adopts NSW govt's FuelCheck price comparison app

Tasmania adopts NSW govt's FuelCheck price comparison app

Launches FuelCheck TAS.
Sep 25 2020 10:09AM
DTA's govt-wide Microsoft cloud deal with Data#3 doubles to $200m

DTA's govt-wide Microsoft cloud deal with Data#3 doubles to $200m

Puts total contract value on track to exceed $300m.
Sep 25 2020 7:00AM
NBN FTTN network 'will have paid for itself' by 2023

NBN FTTN network 'will have paid for itself' by 2023

Tracing the link between upgrades and NBN Co's saleable value.
Sep 25 2020 6:55AM
NBN Co only expects 400,000 FTTN users to have active fibre services by 2024

NBN Co only expects 400,000 FTTN users to have active fibre services by 2024

Two million can 'order' a service, 80 percent won’t be active.
Sep 23 2020 3:46PM
NBN Co to provide "instant online quotes" for Technology Choice upgrades

NBN Co to provide "instant online quotes" for Technology Choice upgrades

Unveils revamp of user-pays scheme.
Sep 23 2020 2:06PM
Details of NBN Co's $3bn FTTN upgrade are still undecided

Details of NBN Co's $3bn FTTN upgrade are still undecided

Industry yet to be consulted.
Sep 23 2020 12:31PM
Vic govt to merge IT buying registers, replace procurement cloud platform

Vic govt to merge IT buying registers, replace procurement cloud platform

Two registers to become one.
Sep 23 2020 12:22PM
NSW Police refreshes IBM megadeal for $40 million

NSW Police refreshes IBM megadeal for $40 million

Further consolidates IT support.
Sep 23 2020 6:44AM
NBN Co to spend $3bn upgrading half of FTTN network to full fibre

NBN Co to spend $3bn upgrading half of FTTN network to full fibre

Faster connections to be available 'on demand'.
Sep 23 2020 6:25AM
Govt ties business fibre upgrades to NBN Co's financial achievements

Govt ties business fibre upgrades to NBN Co's financial achievements

Analysis: What revenue level is needed to tick off similar residential upgrades?
Sep 22 2020 3:32PM
China to lose access to Australian space tracking station

China to lose access to Australian space tracking station

Cuts into expanding navigational capabilities in the Pacific.
Sep 22 2020 10:45AM
NBN Co to spend $700m on 240 'business fibre zones' across Australia

NBN Co to spend $700m on 240 'business fibre zones' across Australia

Unveils three-year construction, rezoning package.
Sep 22 2020 7:03AM
Apprentice wage subsidy faces data matching crackdown

Apprentice wage subsidy faces data matching crackdown

Education dept to access ATO data to stop JobKeeper double-dipping.
Sep 22 2020 6:55AM
Optus, Vocus score first deals in ATO telco carve-up

Optus, Vocus score first deals in ATO telco carve-up

Bundles replace $1bn-plus Optus megadeal.
Sep 21 2020 12:43PM
Aussie Broadband boss says NBN Co could change price construct in months, if it wanted to

Aussie Broadband boss says NBN Co could change price construct in months, if it wanted to

Not the massive change it is made out to be.
Sep 18 2020 1:22PM

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