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In other government ICT news this week, 07 May 2012

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The Reserve Bank of Australia is recruiting for a new Chief Information Officer, to assume leadership of a “large team of professional staff to develop and support the Bank's IT infrastructure and systems”. Applications close 18 May 2012.

In NSW, the Department of Finance and Services (DFS) is also recruiting, to put together a team assisting in the implementation of the State Government’s new ICT Strategy. The newly created positions include a Director, Strategy, ICT Policy;Director, Information, ICT Policy;and Director, Governance, ICT Policy. All successful candidates will answer to Executive Director William Murphy.

The DFS is also inviting three companies to submit tenders to prepare a business case for the final design and implementation of a new corporate operating model for its Executive, Finance and Corporate services.

NSW Health has spent $449,000 with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for the design, user-testing and deployment of a mobile app for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). The app will be known as the “Electronic Blue Book”.

New Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has said that the LNP Government’s own audit into the Health Department payroll system suggests that it will cost twice as much to fix as the previous Labor Government claimed, estimating the expense to the Government to be more like $440 million.

Carol Mills has been promoted to the position of Secretary of the Federal Department of Parliamentary Services, following the retirement of Alan Thompson.

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has launched its own panel for the supply of videoconferencing services, which will also be open for Multi-Agency Access. Broadreach Services, Comscentre, Electroboard Solutions, Ethan Group, Evidence Technology, Fredon Industries and Vantage Systems have all been named as panellists.

The Defence Materiel Organisation has named the recipients of $12 million in funding from its Priority Industry Capabilities program, including $2.1 million to C4i to further develop its SwitchplusNG internet protocol based voice and data communication system.

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has forecast that as many as 1,000 civilian jobs could be cut at the Department of Defence as a result of the 1.5 per cent efficiency dividend.


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