Victoria gets serious on state cyber security

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Victoria has said it will become the first state to formally develop a whole-of-government Cyber Security Strategy to bolster its digital defences and keep critical online services running – a move that could soon to be replicated by other states and have a significant flow-on effects for councils and […]

Victoria hits hiring accelerator on Digital Government

By Julian Bajkowski The Victorian government is conspicuously muscling up on its technology leadership smarts after the state revealed it is on the hunt for no fewer than five top flight public sector executives to lead its recently released ICT strategy. The state has created the new roles within the Department of State Development, Business […]

Victoria broadens geospatial mapping data release

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian government has moved to substantially broaden its collection of ‘open data’ available to industry and software developers by making more geospatial information available that pinpoints the geographic location of the state’s natural and constructed boundaries and features. It is the latest addition to the Victorian government’s public open data website […]

Opinions wanted on Victoria’s ICT strategy

The Victorian Government hyas called for public feedback on its proposed ICT strategy to manage procurement and prevent cost blowouts. Established in June, the Victorian Information and Communications Advisory Committee’s (VICTAC) drafted the strategy following the government’s announcement to make it easier for companies to bid for work. A draft version of the strategy has […]

Victoria sets its own ICT path

A whole of government ICT strategy from the Victorian Government will begin to address costing waste. The Victorian Information and Communications Technology Advisory Committee (VICTAC) was established earlier in June to provide advice on the strategy’s development. According to the Auditor-General, whole of government frameworks have not kept pace with the increasingly central role of […]


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