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.

DTA strategy chief departs for Boston Consulting Group

DTA strategy chief departs for Boston Consulting Group

Ends two-year APS stint.
Feb 5 2020 7:00AM
NBN Co has over 6000 'metro' premises in Sky Muster footprint

NBN Co has over 6000 'metro' premises in Sky Muster footprint

Will figure rise as mid-2020 build deadline approaches?
Feb 4 2020 12:50PM
NSW to consolidate 500 government websites

NSW to consolidate 500 government websites

Opts for new whole-of-gov hub nsw.gov.au.
Feb 4 2020 11:45AM
Services Australia IT contractor costs double in two years

Services Australia IT contractor costs double in two years

Now spending more than $500 million annually.
Feb 4 2020 6:57AM
Victoria to run AI on triple zero calls to detect heart attacks

Victoria to run AI on triple zero calls to detect heart attacks

Expects to save 185 additional lives each year.
Feb 3 2020 5:28PM
DTA tweaks IT contracting rules to help government get on with agile

DTA tweaks IT contracting rules to help government get on with agile

Changes also put supplier performance under the spotlight.
Jan 31 2020 5:05PM
Three new tech execs join WA's govt-wide digital office

Three new tech execs join WA's govt-wide digital office

Including the state’s first-ever digital chief.
Jan 31 2020 1:50PM
Home Affairs deploys [REDACTED], its first digital assistant

Home Affairs deploys [REDACTED], its first digital assistant

Nuance-powered bot for immigration questions dares not speak its name.
Jan 31 2020 6:58AM
NBN Co may try buying into a SpaceX-like service for future Sky Muster

NBN Co may try buying into a SpaceX-like service for future Sky Muster

Rather than go to the expense of deploying its own satellites again.
Jan 30 2020 11:23PM
NBN Co will stop direct deals with enterprise customers

NBN Co will stop direct deals with enterprise customers

Backs down on enterprise market war.
Jan 30 2020 10:12AM
NSW Health completes massive hospital, health service wi-fi rollout

NSW Health completes massive hospital, health service wi-fi rollout

All 150,000 staff now have access to state-wide wireless core platform.
Jan 30 2020 6:18AM
ATO, RBA and DTA named 2020 iTnews Benchmark Awards finalists

ATO, RBA and DTA named 2020 iTnews Benchmark Awards finalists

In coveted federal government category.
Jan 29 2020 6:48AM
Law enforcement agencies ramp up use of anti-encryption laws

Law enforcement agencies ramp up use of anti-encryption laws

At least 18 requests issued to service providers in last six months.
Jan 28 2020 11:20PM
NBN Co to stop overbuilding existing business fibre networks

NBN Co to stop overbuilding existing business fibre networks

Major reversal could take heat off company’s enterprise play.
Jan 28 2020 2:00PM
AEC builds public-facing APIs to serve up election data

AEC builds public-facing APIs to serve up election data

Using Microsoft Azure.
Jan 28 2020 11:40AM
Indian panel wants encryption broken in fight against child abuse content

Indian panel wants encryption broken in fight against child abuse content

"A challenge to our collective conscience."
Jan 28 2020 6:57AM
IT contractors now cost the Commonwealth $1bn a year

IT contractors now cost the Commonwealth $1bn a year

Analysis: Outsourcing surges despite increased scrutiny.
Jan 28 2020 6:35AM
Vocus wants NBN Co's enterprise "direct sales" team shut down

Vocus wants NBN Co's enterprise "direct sales" team shut down

Or alternatively to face Telstra-like structural separation.
Jan 28 2020 6:30AM
Defence finds its new permanent CTO

Defence finds its new permanent CTO

Looks within for replacement.
Jan 24 2020 11:00AM
State govt finalists for the 2020 iTnews Benchmark Awards revealed

State govt finalists for the 2020 iTnews Benchmark Awards revealed

Celebrating Australia's leading digital governments.
Jan 24 2020 6:35AM

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