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Government to implement Gershon recommendations in full

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Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, has just issued a press release announcing the Government will implement in full the recommendations of Sir Peter Gershon’s review of the Government’s use of information and communications technology (ICT).

He said, "We will act decisively in applying Sir Peter’s recommendations.”

Most significantly, the Government has accepted the very tight implementation schedule recommended by Gershon, meaning that implementation will commence immediately.

Amongst the recommendations mentioned in the press release is confirmation the number of ICT contractors will be cut by 50 per cent (phased in over 2009, 2010 and 2011), and agency “business as usual” ICT budgets will be cut saving around $400M annually once fully implemented.

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