Aussie public agencies doubtful of digital readiness

28 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Just 27% of Australian public sector respondents to a Deloitte survey are confident in their readiness to respond to digital trends.

Police lobby for national data consolidation

27 October, 2015 by David Braue

A lack of government investment in data consolidation, analytics and public safety radio spectrum is hindering the modernisation of policing in Australia, says the Police Federation.

Digital transformation: lessons from private enterprise

26 October, 2015 by Jonathan Nally

As the federal government's digital transformation effort builds steam, we sought the insights of IT industry experts to see what the public sector can learn from similar projects in the private sector.

2016 census to be conducted mostly online

23 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ABS has announced that it expects around 65% of Australian households to complete the 2016 census online.

US plans changes to information management policy

23 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Office of Management and Budget is calling for consultation on the first proposed changes to federal information management policy in 15 years, to reflect new technologies and threats.

Digital-government scope expanding

22 October, 2015 by David Braue

Experimental designs, best-practice models and looming as-a-service tools are emerging on the landscape as the Digital Transformation Office advances efforts to digitise government bodies.

No simple solutions — digital transformation's long journey

22 October, 2015 by John Kost, Group VP, Gartner

IT infrastructure is not usually the limiting factor in digital government transformation — it is the governance models and the leadership that must enable it.

Govt to establish national digital identity framework

21 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government will task the Digital Transformation Office with helping develop a national digital identity verification framework as part of its review into Australia's financial system.

UK introduces visa scheme for tech talent

20 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK government's new Tech Nation Visa Scheme has added new qualifying criteria to help the nation's technology start-ups more easily source talent from outside the EU.

Interview: Paul Shetler, CEO of the DTO

19 October, 2015 by David Braue

The CEO of the Digital Transformation Office is on a mission to transform government, and sees the reinvention of government services coming from an 'outside in' rather than an 'inside out' approach.

City of Melbourne hires its first CDO

30 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former PwC employee Michelle Fitzgerald has taken up the role of the City of Melbourne's first chief digital officer.

Policy morass, legacy haunt $1bn DHS project

30 September, 2015 by David Braue

The Department of Human Services is embarking on a $1bn overhaul of its core systems, but government watchers believe the successful completion of the overhaul will take a lot more than just throwing money at the problem.

Canberra first capital city to legalise Uber

30 September, 2015

The ACT will be one of the first capital cities in the world to legalise ridesharing services, such as UberX, from 30 October.

UK, US to strengthen digital government collaboration

28 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The governments of the UK and the US have committed to working together on initiatives to transform the delivery of government services for the digital era.

NSW Innovation Minister to discuss govt big data in Korea

23 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW Minister for Innovation Victor Dominello will deliver a keynote address at IFIP WCC 2015 in South Korea next month, detailing the role of data analytics in government.

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