The Northern Territory Government has appointed Victor De Silva
as CIO for its shared services branch, the Department of Corporate
and Information Services.
Reporting to Les Hodgson, executive director of ICT at the NT
Department of Business and Employment, De Silva will be responsible
for coordinating whole-of-government IT initiatives for the
De Silva is highly-experienced as an IT director in the
Northern Territory Government, with experience in agencies as
diverse as primary industries, planning and infrastructure and
"The CIO's role is to provide strategic direction around such
aspects as IT architecture and security," Hodgson said.
Last month, the Northern Territory Government opened up to
informal discussions with the IT industry as to how best to
approach the provision of ICT services to government agencies and
departments once its major outsourcing contracts expire in 2010.