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In other government ICT news this week, 21 November 2011

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The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has withdrawn plans to upgrade its PeopleSoft software suite in Quarter Three of 2011-12, according to its agency procurement plans.


According to a Pre-Release Notice, Sydney Water intends to publish a Request for Tender for the maintenance of its SCADA systems before the end of the month. It says the contract will be worth an average of $10 million a year for up to nine years.


Allocate Software has won a $588,000 slice of the NSW Health ICT Strategy roll-out. The contract covers professional services related to the staff scheduling component of Phase 2A of the Corporate Systems strand of the Strategy.


The Federal Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is looking to recruit a new First Assistant Secretary in charge of ICT and Corporate Support, with applications due to close 30 November 2011. The successful applicant will answer directly to Chief Information Officer Paul Madden.


The Federal Court has ordered that an audit into the use of Micro Focus software within the NSW Police Force be expanded to take in additional versions of the vendor’s software. As reported by IT News, Micro Focus initiated court proceedings in May following suspicions that the Police had installed more instances of the software than it had bought licences for.


The Australian has reported that staff at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be issued smartcards that will authorise computer access, as part of a push to boost information security at the agency. The roll-out is due to be completed by the end of the financial year.


The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Geoscience Australia have launched their jointly established National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset (DLCD). The tool uses remote sensing technology to detect changes in natural and man-made features of the landscape such as forests, grasslands and agricultural crops.


While discussing amendments to the state’s Weapons Act, the Queensland Parliament has heard about the shortcomings of the gun licence issuance system managed by the Weapons Licensing Branch of the Queensland Police, since it was upgraded 12 months ago.


TransACT has been sold to iiNet for $60 million. The acquisition of the Canberra-based telecommunications company, which is expected to be completed by the end of November 2011, is designed to enhance iiNet’s penetration into Canberra and regional Victorian markets.


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