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In other government ICT news this week, 09 April 2013

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Final contract negotiations are nearing completion for the Department of Defence’s terrestrial communications outsourcing contract with Telstra, according to a Defence spokesperson.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is looking for a new telecommunications expense management software and support solution for a period of up to six years. The new system will replace to DFAT’s existing arrangement with Quickcom and will include the provision of telecommunications and bandwidth billing, internal budget reports, and an SAP interface for payments, tracking, security and data retention, reports IT News.

Tasmania’s Department of Premier and Cabinet has selected to KPMG to review its 17-year-old whole-of-government human resources and payroll infrastructure. The $100,000 contract is due to expire in June 2013.

WA’s City of Bunbury council has implemented IBM PureSystems technology to enable the delivery of cloud initiatives in the future, reports ARN. The IBM technology simplifies IT infrastructure by integrating server, storage, networking and software onto an automated system.

WA’s newly-elected parliament’s first joint sitting has been scheduled for 11 April 2013, with regular sittings to begin from 14 May.

On 14 March 2013, the NSW Procurement Board withdrew its direction to agencies requiring them to seek approval from the portfolio minister to enter into or extend any contract longer than five years in duration.

Victoria’s Department of Justice has launched its ‘Protect Yourself Online’ campaign against cybercrime, with recommendations including the use of strong passwords, anti-virus programs, not giving out personal information online, and deleting emails from unknown senders. The campaign website also outlines the avenues open to victims of cybercrime.

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is looking for an Assistant Secretary, ICT Architecture, Strategy, Planning and Applications to join its ICT division. The ongoing full-time role will answer to Chief Information Officer (CIO) Eija Seittenranta.

The University of Adelaide’s incoming CIO, Mark Gregory, has identified increasing ICT enrolments and responding to the growth in BYOD culture as key priorities for when he formally takes up the role in July. Expanding the role of the university’s IT department in response to the increasing use of cloud storage and individual networks is also part of the agenda, reports IT News.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has signed a $1 million five-year contract for Internet Gateway Services with the Department of Human Services, which is a lead agency under the Federal Government-wide internet gateway consolidation program.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has awarded Tunstall Australasia a $4.0 million contract for the provision of technology and services for its In-Home Telemonitoring for Veterans trial. The contract period is from March 2013 to June 2015.

The State Library of NSW has contracted Datacom to digitise 4,500 books from its Mitchell collection and 900 diaries and letter books from World War I, under two three-month contracts worth a total of around $1.3 million.

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