Discussions of how information technology is changing Australia's public sector. We also look at technology implementations and migrations at various levels of government.
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The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
NBN Co paid AU$330,000 to use project-management methodology in six sites, but only used it in one despite FttP rollout improvements.
It's hard to know which is more interesting: That the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan readily admits that we still know almost nothing concrete about this government's multi-technology mix rollout, or that a leaked final version of the never-released 2013-16 plan suggests the previous government was indeed getting its act together.
This week, NBN Co commenced construction on its one millionth premises, the company said in a Senate Estimates hearing, where it also revealed that it has yet to gain access to any part of the hybrid fibre-coaxial networks that it expects will make up almost a third of its final footprint.
Casting a vote at a computer is not on the horizon for Australians, but a parliamentary committee has endorsed electoral rolls, and the scanning and storage of ballot papers.
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IBM will be helping Fire and Rescue NSW move its corporate workload to the IBM cloud infrastructure, which is based in the NSW government's datacentre.
The Queensland government wants to remove barriers to agency information sharing, overcome barriers to an IT-as-a-service environment, and optimise its whole-of-government procurement arrangements, according to its new 'ICT Renewal Action Plan'.
An unreleased September 2013 draft of NBN Co's 2013-16 Corporate Plan suggests the previous board adjusted for rollout difficulties.
Australian telecommunications player Amcom will provide data network services to an additional 141 sites across the Northern Territory after signing an AU$6.5 million deal with the NT government.
Shadow research minister Senator Kim Carr has branded the government as hypocritical and short sighted, with the CSIRO moving to shed a further 75 jobs following an AU$115 million cut in federal funding to the research organisation.
Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare has said that a future Labor government would be hard pressed to switch back to a fibre-to-the-premises NBN delivery model, but hopes to develop a policy with stakeholders outlining a path to a fibre 'end game'.
Victoria's RMIT University is opening its AU$1.5 million data analytics lab this week in partnership with NICTA, in an initiative expected to help Australian businesses compete on a global scale.
NBN Co should be split into three different entities down delivery technology lines before the company is privatised, according to the chairman of the Australian competition watchdog, Rod Sims.
This week, we've got news of Anonymous and the KKK, spies in the sky, congressional finger-pointing, AT&T being AT&T, and so much more. It's ZDNet's Government IT Week and you would believe what the world's govs are up to this week!