US launches second Global City Teams Challenge

16 September, 2015

The second Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) was announced at this week's White House Smart Cities Forum, aiming to bring together communities and innovators with the technology to overcome modern challenges.

NSW Department of Finance seeking group CIO

08 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Department of Finance has put out a job ad seeking candidates with strong project and financial management experience to take over the position of group CIO.

Qld lays out $1bn e-health investment strategy

07 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland government expects that its $1bn, 20-year e-health investment strategy will create over 1000 jobs and improve healthcare services in the state.

US department uncovers misuse of govt IT gear, funds

04 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In a salutary lesson for all governments including Australia's, a US Department of Commerce probe accuses an official of misappropriation of government computing equipment.

Defence considers Oculus Rift for training exercises

02 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence's Defence Science and Technology Group has teamed up with Oculus to explore using VR technologies such as the Oculus Rift in military training and education.

Back in court — IBM vs Qld government

02 September, 2015 by David Braue

In the ongoing saga of the ill-fated Queensland Health SAP/Workbrain-based payroll system, IBM has lodged legal action seeking to have the state's claim against it thrown out.

nbn should eventually be split up: ACCC chair

01 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ACCC chairman Rod Sims recommended in a recent speech that nbn should make preparations to eventually split up into different businesses that would compete with each other in certain aspects.

ICT's role in emergency and disaster response

31 August, 2015

The first ICT conference focusing on management of major emergencies and disasters will be held in Bulgaria from 4–6 November.

CSIRO Digital Productivity and NICTA to merge

28 August, 2015

Settling months of speculation, the federal government has announced that the CSIRO's Digital Productivity flagship and NICTA will merge, forming one of the largest digital innovation teams in the world.

ACT govt saves all recycled ICT gear from landfill

25 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACT government's ICT equipment disposal broker Reuse-RecycleIT has saved all the territory's excess or superseded ICT equipment from the landfill since entering the arrangement in 2009.

Smart ICT could transform Australia's infrastructure

18 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

During a hearing on Friday, a House Standing Committee was given a number of recommendations for using smart ICT to transform the way Australia manages its public infrastructure.

NEC wins DFAT global ICT support contract

17 August, 2015 | Supplied by: NEC Australia Pty Ltd

NEC Australia has won a four-year contract to assume responsibility for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) ICT Global Support Centres, which support 12,000 users at 160 sites across the world.

AG commissions cost-benefit study on fair use

17 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Attorney-General's Department well evaluate the costs and benefits of introducing fair use exemptions for copyright violation laws.

ATO sets up IT services panel with 80 suppliers

13 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ATO's new consolidated IT professional services panel will be used by 17 Treasury agencies and has a combined value of $91.5m per year.

DTO's agenda likely to stumble, former AGIMO head warns

12 August, 2015 by David Braue

The federal government's Digital Transformation Office will likely miss its first major deadline, warns Glenn Archer, former head of the Australian Government Information Management Office.

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