Federal CIO quits amid shake-up

By Julian Bajkowski The odds of a major policy shake-up in central technology strategy for federal agencies have shortened dramatically after the long-anticipated resignation of whole-of-government chief information officer Ann Steward. The revelation of Ms Steward’s departure from both the Department of Finance’s Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) and the Australian Public Service comes […]

Federal IT future on Cabinet table

By Julian Bajkowski Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has revealed that future federal government technology procurement has been put on the Cabinet table for discussion under the forthcoming Digital White Paper, opening the door to a fundamental shake-up of the $5 billion-a-year market. The move to potentially rope-in government IT spending into the new policy […]

Cyber White Paper hit by delay

Julian Bajkowski The release of the federal government’s highly anticipated Cyber White Paper is likely to run at least six months late. National Security Advisor to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Dr Margot McCarthy, has told the annual Security In Government conference (SIG 2012) in Canberra that the document will now come by […]


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