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Schrödinger's Whole of Government ICT audit: both alive and dead

by Cameron Sinclair •
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A Labor senator has recently quipped that a whole of Government (WofG) ICT audit that the Federal Government agreed was urgent two years ago appears to be “Schrödinger's audit” - simultaneously alive and dead.  

The audit was a recommendation of the 2019 Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (the Thodey Review). It was last publicly commented on six months ago.

On 5 March 2021, the then head of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), Randall Brugeaud told the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry into the Capability of the Australian Public Service that the DTA had recently commenced a “review” of government ICT assets. He said that the Secretaries Digital Committee, a subcommittee of the Secretaries Board, would then evaluate whether an “audit” would be required in May.

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