Australian Government Style Manual updated for digital age

29 September, 2020

The seventh edition of the Australian Government Style Manual has been launched in a digital-first format that provides guidance on new topics and social media.

Singaporeans to access government services via face verification

24 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Singapore government has added face verification technology from iProov to its SingPass National Digital Identification Program.

COVID-19 prompts 11% drop in global ID smart card market

23 September, 2020

Shipments of smart government ID credentials are predicted to fall from 617.6 million in 2019 to 547.5 million in 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Treasury taps Link4 to automate e-invoicing process

18 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Treasury has engaged e-invoicing provider Link4 to connect the department to the PEPPOL digital procurement network.

Digital health workforce roadmap released

15 September, 2020

The federal government has released a roadmap that outlines the workforce and education changes needed to support the adoption of digital health.

Queensland Government to wind up PSBA

15 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Public Safety Business Agency was established by the previous government to provide ICT support and other functions to emergency agencies.

OAIC publishes PIA guidance for agencies

15 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has outlined the requirements for agencies to complete privacy impact assessments for projects.

National Data Advisory Council holds fifth meeting

14 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Data Advisory Council discussed progress with the development of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill during its fifth meeting.

UK study finds little trust in algorithms among adults

10 September, 2020

Research from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has found that 53% of British people do not trust computer algorithms to make decisions about their lives.

UK announces National Data Strategy

09 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK government will shortly appoint a Government Chief Data Officer as part of its newly unveiled National Data Strategy.

Australian Digital Health Agency appoints new CEO

08 September, 2020

Amanda Cattermole PSM has been appointed as CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency and will commence her new role on 29 September 2020.

DTA debuts Telecommunications Marketplace

08 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has launched a new whole-of-Australian-government procurement portal for telecommunications and related services.

ANAO finds IT procurement shortcomings

02 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian National Audit Office's audit into IT professional services procurement processes identified a number of areas for improvement.

Digital ministers discuss COVID-19 recovery

02 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The second National Meeting of Digital Economy and Technology Ministers covered how to help businesses pursue COVID-19 recovery through digital transformation.

Better balance needed for human-centric digitalisation

02 September, 2020

Design studio Mentally Friendly has urged the government to embrace better balance in a post-COVID world, to build more human-centric digital services.

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