update The Western Australia Police is chasing down a new chief
information officer to manage the department's annual IT budget of
$200 million after a search last August failed to find a
The newly created position will oversee the department's
Corporate Programs and Development portfolio, which has been headed
up by acting portfolio director Tony O'Donoghue.
Should it fill the CIO role, O'Donoghue will fall back to his
original role as assistant director within the information
management division, will remain in the organisation, according to
a spokesperson for WA Police.
WA Police were recently in discussions with the Public Sector
Commissioner to have the role re-advertised today after beginning
an initial hunt in August last year, they said.
Should the department fill the CIO role this time, they will oversee
a budget of around $200 million, according to advertisements, and
will oversee a mixed UNIX and Windows server environment.
The candidate would also take a lead role in negotiating the
department's three major IT outsourcing contracts, due for
replacement over the next year. WA Police have been gearing up to
replace those contracts with a new approach to outsourcing.
WA Police's IT outsourcing contracts, which cover roughly 4,000
desktops, hardware, applications and network has been held by CSC
under a three-year deal that was signed in 2004, with two one-year
WA Police also have a program of works submission with the WA
Department of Treasuring and Finance for proposed investments over
the next 10 years which, if approved, could see the new CIO heading
up projects valued at $45 million per annum.
The CIO role will attract a base salary of $134,177 and would be
a five-year appointment.