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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It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.
Former NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley has sought to set the record straight on the cost for the NBN fibre-to-the-premises rollout ahead of the release of the strategic review conducted after he left the company.
Tech companies such as Google and Apple will likely face paying more taxes in Australia and elsewhere, if Prime Minister Tony Abbott gets his desired outcome from the G20 global summit next year.
An internal review of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has identified 12 major issues that must be resolved within the next 18 months or so if there is any chance of the Australian government meeting its promised 2019 date for completing the massive project.
New Five Eyes slides leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the Australian government was willing to share bulk uncensored metadata on Australian citizens with other nations.
ZDNetGovWeek: Yahoo decides to be unhelpful, so does the US, but HP is all about helping Healthcare.gov
Yahoo has decided that it's easier to call something a feature than a vulnerability (oh, joy), the US doesn't like the idea of privacy rights, despite a UN resolution (who's surprised?), Verizon didn't save ACA, so it's HP's turn at bat, and we run down all the tech turkeys we could think of (and speak politely about). So, did the tryptophan wear off yet? Welcome to the silly(er) season!
Development of new IT, operational and business support systems to support an FttN network would require a massive, expensive and risk-fraught IT development process, NBN Co warned the incoming minister in a confidential analysis.
Used memory sticks being sold on the internet have been found to contain sensitive Australian government data, according to a new study.
Australia's new Liberal Party government is using the wrong strategy for rolling out the country's national broadband network (NBN) and should consolidate the planned two-stage deployment of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) technology into one rollout, a leaked internal report has revealed.
NBN Co advice for incoming minister Malcolm Turnbull warned that issues around the deployment and electrification of fibre-to-the-node (FttN) cabinets, as well as problems retraining NBN Co and subcontractor staff, would contribute to the project missing key milestones.
The release of NBN Co's advice warning of significant challenges to its FttN NBN rollout has elicited a strong reaction from a minister who claims he wants the 'unvarnished truth'. What he forgets is that nature hates a vacuum — and so does the NBN debate.
NBN Co executive chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski will earn an additional AU$50,000 per month over the top of his base chairman's salary every month until he appoints a replacement CEO to the company.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the findings of a leaked 'blue book' as a political document prepared by NBN Co six months ago.
The state's electoral authority has put out a request for tender to develop, implement, deploy, and provide support for its remote e-voting system.
Following increased usage by inbound travellers of SmartGate technology at Australia's major airports, Customs is set to trial new technology for outbound citizens in Brisbane.