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New Zealand tightens data protection policy

New Zealand government establishes high-profile data protection body, advising key Ministers and policy heads about the collection, sharing, and use of personal data by business and government.

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Australian Government CIO resigns

Glenn Archer, the Australian GCIO, resigns role, confirming 3rd February ...

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Western Australia launches shark tracking web portal

Western Australian government modernises web portal, offering up-to-the-minute access to ...

18 October 2013 | News

Victorian government rolls out AU$11 million cloud project

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries fast-tracks investment in cloud services under an AU$11.5 million contract. Project taps into hosted services, built around a user-pay utility model.

15 October 2013 | News

Global systems vulnerable to new generation of attacks, warns study

Global ICT systems vulnerable to new generation of cyber-attacks, warns study by Information Systems and Audit Control Association. Poll of 1,500 security professionals says advanced persistent threats compromise national security and economic stability.

14 October 2013 | News

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs tenders for network upgrade

Canberra-based Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade tenders for a raft of network procurement upgrades. Industry submissions are invited from 15th November. Upgrades encompass modernising global networks, and boosting unified communications capability. Nearly AU$ 715 million assigned for total programmes and projects.

11 October 2013 | News

Australia Post spends AU$ 71 million to modernise parcel tracking system

Australia Post modernises parcel tracking network under an AU$ 71 million project. Initiative beefs up investment in digital platforms, while fast-tracking internet, online and mobile apps for consumers.

1 October 2013 | News

Sri Lanka and Council of Europe cooperate on cybersecurity

The Council of Europe and ICT Agency of Sri Lanka are collaborating to train South Asian law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges in the field of cybercrime and electronic evidence.

30 September 2013 | News

Dubai transport authority enables payment with mobile device

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has released its ‘Smart Nol’ service allowing public transport commuters to use their mobile devices to pay for trips on Dubai’s metro, buses and water buses.

30 September 2013 | News

Royal Canadian Mint showcases digital money project at GovCFO Forum Australia

The Royal Canadian Mint’s foray into a “digital money” pilot project is being showcased at the industry’s 3rd Regional GovCFO Forum Australia being held Monday 2 December in Canberra. Mr Marc Brûlé, the Mint’s chief financial officer, shares insights about financial innovations.

23 September 2013 | News

Qatar reviews government’s ICT services and infrastructure

A report released by Qatar’s national ICT policy and regulatory body indicates that the government agencies are lacking risk-based IT security strategies and adequate IT human resources.

17 September 2013 | News

Australia delivers financial leadership with new cabinet

Australia’s incoming Coalition government unveils new cabinet, signaling reforms to the finance, communications, and key ministerial portfolios. Financial leadership drives the inner Cabinet.

16 September 2013 | News

GovCFO Forum Australia spotlights governance reforms

Governance reforms under spotlight at a flagship GovCFO Forum Australia being held Monday 2 December (Canberra). Finance chiefs represent agencies from the UK, Denmark, Singapore, and New Zealand. Joined by Australian CFOs from top-tier commonwealth and state agencies.

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