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In other public sector ICT and digital news

by Angel Jemmett •
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In other public sector ICT and digital news this week:

  • Stealth Technologies will work in partnership with the University of Western Australia to design and deliver an automated drone to detect chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents under a contract with the Department of Defence.  Stealth Technologies is a subsidiary of Strategic Elements, a company which operates as a Pooled Development Fund (PDF) under an Australian Federal Government program designed to encourage innovation and investment into Australian companies.
  • The Federal government has awarded Deloitte an additional $5 million to develop a new myGov app.  This is an extension of its work on the redevelopment of the myGov online platform and takes Deloitte’s myGov contract value to almost $40 million since work on the platform began in early 2020.
  • Microsoft has released a statement describing its role in Victoria’s vaccine rollout. The State is the only one to have purchased the Microsoft vaccine management platform so far, paying almost $6 million for it in January 2020. It has been used to deliver over 1 million vaccines.
  • Tasmania will be using the Oracle Health Management System cloud platform to deliver its COVID-19 vaccination program to the remaining 80% of unvaccinated residents. Using the platform, users will be able to schedule vaccination appointments, generate QR codes to accelerate vaccination check-in, and access their digital vaccination records.
  • DXC Technology has won five year, $15 million contract with the Parliament of NSW to modernise its ICT systems and provide managed services for remote parliamentary offices.  The NSW Legislature received $26.3 million in recurrent expenses, and $18.8 million in capital expenditure over four years for ‘Digital Parliament’ in the NSW 2021-22 Budget. The funding includes cloud migration and the replacement of legacy systems – including an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • The NSW Department of Education deactivated several of its internal systems as a precautionary measure following a cyber-attack on or about 8 July. It released a media statement which gave no details of the nature of the attack but said that apart from the precautionary deactivation, it was working with Cyber Security NSW and Federal authorities and that it had referred the matter to NSW Police.
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