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In other government ICT news this week, 11 June 2013

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Former Australian Government Chief Information Officer Ann Steward has been awarded the Public Service Medal for “outstanding public service through the development of central coordinated Information and Communications Technology programs in government”, as part of the Queen's Birthday 2013 Honours program.

IT News has reported that the Department of Defence has pushed back the go live date of its new telecommunications capabilities, by at least four months, citing uncertainty in the lead up to the Federal Election as one of the reasons for the delay.

Unisys has revealed that under the terms of its recently refreshed end-user managed services contract with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship it will:

  1. Consolidate the department’s five data centres into two;
  2. Procure more than 7,000 end user devices for DIAC staff; and
  3. Roll-out Microsoft Windows 7 to all end users.

Read Intermedium’s in depth analysis of the deal here.

The roll-out of Sydney’s electronic ticketing system Opal will extend to the city’s trains on 14 June, when a trail of the Opal card commences on the City Circle and Eastern Suburbs line.

Fairfax is reporting that the opening of Western Australia’s high-tech Fiona Stanley Hospital has been delayed by six months so that the State Government can be sure that its ICT fit out is “tested, trialled and bedded down” before patients are admitted. Read our interview with WA Health Chief Information Officer Andrew Robertson here.

The Northern Territory Government has extended by 12 months three of its whole-of-government ICT contracts now held by NEC, following the company’s acquisition of IT services supplier CSG. The three deals, for Network Management, Voice Network Management and Desktop and Server Support form part of the Territory’s multi-package ICT sourcing suite.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has engaged Ricoh Australia for the provision of office machinery and equipment, through a subordinate standing offer agreement operating under the whole-of-government panel for Major Office Machines. No value has been assigned to the three year deal.

The Australian National Maritime Museum, an agency of the Federal Government, will implement a consolidated, enterprise wide CRM system following the findings of a review into its current disparate and dated software suite, reports IT News.

South Australia’s Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) is looking for a Director of ICT to lead its technology direction as it goes through the process of transitioning TAFE functions out of the organisation. Applications close 14 June 2013.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the national head office of the DisabilityCare national disability insurance scheme will be located in Geelong, and is anticipated to create as many as 300 jobs within the Victorian town. Supporting the operations of DisabilityCare will be a $240 million ICT system for monitoring client outcomes and program performance.


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