In other public sector ICT and digital news for 16 November:
- The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has recruited Chamonix IT Management Consulting to build a My Health Record mobile app for account holders to view patient, clinical and lab records. The contract is valued at $2.1 million.
- Hilary Charlesworth has been appointed as Australia’s first woman to be elected into the United Nation’s International Court of Justice. Other major public sector appointments include: Adi Smith as the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s new Data Analysis Assistant Secretary; Sophia Farmakis as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, and; Stephanie Ierino as Assistant Secretary at the Attorney-General’s Department.
- Microsoft’s WofG volume source arrangement has reached $800 million in value, more than doubling in the last two months. The arrangement will be delivered via Microsoft’s licence seller Data#3 and will allow multiple government agencies to use common Microsoft applications and security services.
- Adelaide City Council passed a motion to prevent South Australian police from using facial recognition technology in the city’s CCTV network until the government adopts relevant legislation.
- The Federal Government has announced a new $500 million ‘low emissions technology fund’ to assist tech-focused startups in developing such technologies as emission-reduced livestock feed, low emissions steel, and battery cell improvements. Funding will be funnelled through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
- The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has awarded two contracts, worth $16.5 million altogether, for Deloitte to deliver agency-wide data and analytics under the agency’s Smarter Data Program of Work.
- The NSW government has announced a quantum technology centre focused on improving the state’s railway network, based in Sydney’s Tech Central. This is part of the government’s plan to transition to quantum technology to run its public transport systems.
- The Department of Home Affairs has launched the Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles, a new set of voluntary principles to guide agencies and organisations in protecting critical technology from cyber attacks.