Australian AI sector seizes Defence, ONI opportunity

10 November, 2020

The Australian AI community has risen to the challenge, following a call for solutions to key security challenges from Defence and the Office of National Intelligence.

National Archives digitising WWII service records

10 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Archives handed Fuji Xerox BusinessForce and W&F Pascoe the bulk of the outsourcing work for the $10m project to digitise most WWII service records.

Returning Qld Govt urged to ramp up digitalisation

03 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The AIIA urged the returning Queensland Government to increase spending on building digital capability to help the state catch up with the rest of the country.

Emergency WA platform updated to provide COVID-19 alerts

03 November, 2020

The Department of Health and DFES have collaborated to customise the Emergency WA platform, to provide geographically targeted warnings and alerts about COVID-19.

EPA AirWatch awarded for 2020 bushfire service

02 November, 2020

EPA Victoria has won a global award for its AirWatch website, which provided health advice and air quality forecasts during the 2020 bushfires.

My Health Record usage surges in FY20

30 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hospitals grappling with the effects of the summer's natural disasters followed by the COVID-19 pandemic increased usage of the My Health Record system by 300%.

Global citizen data systems at pivotal point

29 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Geopolitical and economic pull factors could shape the future of global citizen data systems in wildly divergent ways by 2030, a new report predicts.

Privacy impact assessments: when do agencies need to do one?

28 October, 2020 by Sarah Ghali

A privacy impact assessment demonstrates a commitment to accountable and transparent privacy practices and builds public trust and confidence.

UK govt urged to further embrace digital

28 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report urges the UK government to ramp up its digital transformation efforts and take steps to more formally involve the public in policymaking.

WA creates online induction for public sector

27 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australian public servants will now complete their general induction into the state's public sector online.

Digital ID apps to exceed 6.2 billion by 2025

27 October, 2020

A study has predicted that the number of digital identity apps in use will exceed 6.2 billion by 2025, from just over one billion in 2020.

Call for feedback on Open Government national action plan

26 October, 2020

The final round of consultation for Australia's third Open Government Partnership national action plan is now underway.

Beta trial to help shape the future of myGov

23 October, 2020

The DTA is looking for participants for its myGov Beta trial, to help people more easily find and access government payments and services.

DTA releases program for Digital Summit 2020

21 October, 2020

The program for the fully virtual Digital Summit includes panels, showcases and workshops from a variety of homegrown and international speakers and exhibitors.

One in four agencies lack a digital transformation strategy

21 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New research into the maturity of federal government agencies' digital transformation strategies found that one in four agencies have yet to start the journey.

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