Big government ICT shoes to fill

Great opportunities currently exist for government ICT personnel, with four senior CIO positions being advertised with federal and NSW government agencies.

The APS jobs website lists two Senior Executive Service (SES) positions with ICT responsibilities, both based in the ACT with federal departments:

  • Chief Information Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and
  • ...

AGIMO releases draft RFT for data centre facilities

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), an office within the Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance), has released the Statement of Requirement (SOR) for its Data Centre Request for Tender (RFT) as a draft for comment.  This is in line with the consultative process it has used to date for the Data Centre Strategy, announced by Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner on 22 March 2010....

Free article: Intermedium’s NSW Budget Briefing reveals the 2010-11 ICT landscape

Intermedium’s annual NSW Budget Briefing, held at Rydges, North Sydney on 30 June, outlined the key facts, figures and implications of the NSW Budget 2010-11 ICT allocation to a gathering of leading industry and government personnel.

Battling a cold and abandoned by her even more ill colleague, Research Manager Helen Flint, Intermedium’s Director, Judy Hurditch, resolutely took to the podium.  She outlined what Intermedium’s research team had established as this year’s ICT...

Queensland’s acceptance of the Auditor General’s ICT recommendations on failed Health Payroll System will have wide impacts

The announcement by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh that her government will implement all seven of the recommendations of a Queensland Audit Office report has the potential to ripple out into the wider Australian government ICT market as other jurisdictions take stock of the criticism being levelled by the Queensland Government at ‘whole of government’ solutions.

The report, which investigated the problematic Health Payroll System and was tabled in the Queensland...

Defence to develop e-health systems

Improving and upgrading health information systems has been a central finding of the ANAO’s review of health care delivery to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.

The audit report, entitled Defence's Management of Health Services to Australian Defence Force Personnel in Australia, was released to the public on Thursday 24 June and investigated the quality and efficiency of health care provision in the defence sector.

The review found that ICT...

Free article: Education receives $243 million for new IT projects

The NSW 2010-11 Budget has flagged three new IT projects in the Department of Education and Training with a combined value of $243 million.

An Enterprise Information Management System project, plus two new components of the Learning Management and Business Reform project - the replacement of human resources and payroll systems, and a new Student Administration and Learning Management, are due to commence in 2010-11.

A spokesperson for the Department has informed Intermedium...

DSTA names new storage panel members: NetApp and Dell

The NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration has named Dell and NetApp as the first suppliers appointed to the renewed storage and server panel 846, which is expected to worth more than $80 million to ICT suppliers in the State.

Up to 5 more companies are still in the process of working through legal documentation with the Department and will be added to the panel in the coming weeks.

The panel arrangement is for the supply of storage, server platforms and...

Human Services Portfolio gets moving on service delivery reform

In a sign of things to come, the federal Human Services Portfolio, which includes Centrelink, Medicare Australia and the Department of Human Services, launched a hotline to assist with the seasonal post-budget onslaught of phone enquiries.

A number of ICT infrastructure consolidation initiatives are planned that will bring together the Portfolio’s six agencies and support widespread service delivery reforms, including a single website and single phone number for Australians to...

Tassie turns towards digital future in the 2010-11 State Budget

Unlike the elusive Tasmanian tiger, the ICT allocation in Tasmania’s state Budget 2010-11 is not hard to spot.  The Budget, handed down by State Treasurer Michael Aird on Thursday 17 June, identified approximately $68.6 million for IT-related initiatives, including projects aimed at supporting the National Broadband Network and developing a whole-of-government ICT approach.

$8.87 million will go towards this process of consolidating ICT services across Tasmania’s government...