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.

NSW govt, ANZ trial national one-stop death notification service

NSW govt, ANZ trial national one-stop death notification service

Matches data against new national registry database.
Apr 8 2020 2:07PM
ASD hiring blitz breaks cover

ASD hiring blitz breaks cover

Grads au-go-go amid human boost to muscle.
Apr 8 2020 7:05AM
WA agencies still vulnerable to cyber security weaknesses

WA agencies still vulnerable to cyber security weaknesses

Auditor identifies persistent infosec, business continuity risks.
Apr 8 2020 7:05AM
Defence moves to refresh IT services mega panel

Defence moves to refresh IT services mega panel

Calls on suppliers to join son of AMSPA.
Apr 7 2020 1:15PM
Telstra to provide 4000 SIMs to Victorian students in need

Telstra to provide 4000 SIMs to Victorian students in need

As state moves to adopt remote learning due to COVID-19.
Apr 7 2020 10:32AM
NBN activations surge above 42,000 a week as Australia locks down

NBN activations surge above 42,000 a week as Australia locks down

As boss blasts critics for talking down the NBN.
Apr 7 2020 10:30AM
Australian health sector does not have 'cybersecurity problem', says insurer

Australian health sector does not have 'cybersecurity problem', says insurer

Despite consistently high number of notifiable data breaches.
Apr 7 2020 6:58AM
Ballarat Council empowers staff to build own low-code apps

Ballarat Council empowers staff to build own low-code apps

Brings the whole team along for IT overhaul.
Apr 6 2020 1:16PM
ATO buys-up bulk kit for work-from-home shift

ATO buys-up bulk kit for work-from-home shift

Buys thousands of laptops, monitors for staff as JobKeeper starts to roll.
Apr 6 2020 1:11PM
NBN Co records highest ever peak throughput of 13.8Tbps

NBN Co records highest ever peak throughput of 13.8Tbps

Starts publishing weekly numbers on network use.
Apr 2 2020 4:14PM
Telstra says COVID-19 leads customers to cancel technician visits

Telstra says COVID-19 leads customers to cancel technician visits

Or to refuse to let them in once on-site.
Apr 2 2020 7:05AM
Labor sees new data source emerge to identify children without connectivity

Labor sees new data source emerge to identify children without connectivity

Pandemic response may provide fresh mechanism.
Apr 1 2020 3:24PM
NSW schools to loan thousands of laptops during COVID-19

NSW schools to loan thousands of laptops during COVID-19

Devices will be available to students in need.
Apr 1 2020 1:46PM
Canberra's secure fibre network services panel grows

Canberra's secure fibre network services panel grows

Finance dept names new suppliers to support ICON.
Apr 1 2020 1:39PM
NBN Co and biggest carriers to jointly tackle telco congestion

NBN Co and biggest carriers to jointly tackle telco congestion

With 'unusual traffic management and capacity optimisation techniques'.
Apr 1 2020 10:12AM
Australia Post cuts IT contractors due to coronavirus

Australia Post cuts IT contractors due to coronavirus

After stopping or pausing project work.
Apr 1 2020 7:11AM
Cloud providers rush spare data centre capacity

Cloud providers rush spare data centre capacity

As demand for services skyrockets.
Apr 1 2020 6:53AM
NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners

NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners

LiveScan now supported until 2026.
Mar 31 2020 3:09PM
NSW govt delays release of first-ever AI strategy

NSW govt delays release of first-ever AI strategy

Gives itself more time to wrangle ‘complex issues’.
Mar 31 2020 1:43PM
Intrigue as DTA officially shuns Australian-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app

Intrigue as DTA officially shuns Australian-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app

Imbruglio over rash of claims.
Mar 31 2020 7:34AM

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