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In other government ICT news this week, 26 March 2012

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The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has given the first indication of when it will approach the market for Secure Internet Gateway services, in keeping with its role as a lead agency under the whole-of-government gateway rationalisation program. An update to its procurement plans reveals that the procurement will not take place until after 2011-12.

NSW Health is going to deploy cloud technology on a small scale, signing a $433,524 contract with VMware for vCloud and vCentre operations enterprise licenses and maintenance.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is looking to hire a new Deputy Chief Information Officer to oversee the agency’s ongoing business transformation programme. According to Computerworld the new Deputy CIO will replace Carsten Larsen, who has moved to a different role within ACMA.

The Federal Government has announced a pilot to test the use of high-definition videoconferencing services between customers and the Department of Human Services. As many as 5,000 participants across eight sites will utilise the National Broadband Network to access Centrelink or Medicare services as part of the scheme.

The Department of Defence will spend $4.9 million on a year’s worth of licensing, fees, support and maintenance from Adobe Systems.

CRN has reported that Gen-i, in partnership with Australian company Hyro, has won a contract to build a web-based identity and access management service for New Zealand’s Ministry of Education. The contract will be worth between $16 million and $18 million over seven years.

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported the launch of a class-action against the NSW Government in response to operational failures afflicting the JusticeLink system, designed to allow justice and law enforcement agencies to share information. A syncing error between the Department of Attorney General and Justice and the NSW Police Force has reportedly resulted in the wrongful arrest of at least 21 children, due to bail conditions and convictions not being properly communicated between the agencies.

The AIIA has asked the Federal Government to give more though to the environmental potential offered by ICT. CEO Suzanne Campbell said that targeted investment into sustainability solutions could reduce carbon emissions by “anywhere between 10-15% by 2020”.


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