BOM on the hunt for “best and brightest”

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is hoping to attract the attention of the “best and brightest in the ICT sector” for cost effective solutions to the agency during its upcoming ICT transformation.

As BOM prepares to go to the market for the purchase of the supercomputer and data centre announced in the 2014-15 Federal Budget, suppliers have today been invited to lodge Expressions of...

Telco ‘as a service’ favoured in NSW

NSW should source telecommunications as-a-service to provide the government with the best value for money, according to William Murphy, Deputy Secretary, Service Innovation and Strategy Division at the Office of Finance and Services (OFS).

“Telecommunications procurement is a particular priority at the moment in light of the significant annual spend across government… [The ICT Procurement and Technical Standards Working Group] aims to ensure proposed telco contracts provide the best...

WA recommended to create an ICT office, policy and strategy

An office responsible for the development and implementation of a Whole of Government ICT policy in order to improve the efficiency and performance of the WA economy is on the cards if the WA Government accepts the recommendations of Western Australia’s Economic Regulation Authority (ERA).

The ERA makes 38 Government-wide recommendations to improve the performance of the economy, with many of those pointing to ICT.  It has outlined these recommendations in its Report on its...

New Defence panel reflects changing technology needs

The Department of Defence (Defence) is replacing its expiring Defence Infrastructure Site Integration Panel with what could become an important new panel it is calling the Defence ICT Infrastructure Site Integration and Project Management Services Panel.  

According to a Defence spokesperson, the name change reflects new technologies and services that will be procured via the new panel. The spokesperson said, “The change in name is to provide clear...