The Department of Finance has invited agencies, researchers and the public sector to suggest ways in which the Government can better use Big Data. “We are seeking proposals for projects that would increase the efficiency of government services or deliver service improvements. Proposals will initially be assessed on feasibility,” wrote Assistant Secretary Marc Vickers in an AGIMO blog post. In August 2013, Finance released the Australian Public Service Big Data Strategy. The Strategy is aimed at facilitating the better use of data assets by agencies and creating guidelines for privacy, service delivery and policy development.