What can Australia learn from the Obama Government’s ICT Strategy?

It may be operating on the other side of the world, but the US Government is facing the same set of challenges when it comes to ICT management as public sector leaders in Canberra and elsewhere across Australia.

It is asking: How do we get the best return on ICT investment? How can government services become easier to use and more responsive to the needs of the public? How does the government simultaneously make some of its information transparent and accessible, while at the same...

WA opens whole-of-government security panel

After being strongly criticised by the Auditor General for widespread failings when it comes to information security, the WA Government has opened a new Common Use Agreement (CUA) which will offer agencies services aimed at minimising their vulnerability to attack.

Beginning on 8 March 2012, the new two-year Information Security Management Services(ISMS) CUA (or whole-of-government panel) will be...

Considerable scope to enhance security awareness and training: ANAO

Government security arrangements are the subject of ongoing focus by audit offices across the nation.  Security arrangements encompass information, information communications and technology (ICT), personnel and physical security dimensions.

A new Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report has concluded overall that the security awareness and training arrangements at its most recently targeted agencies were generally adequate and operating as intended.

Nevertheless, it...