The industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum Western Australia spotlights public sector accountability. As the first in FutureGov’s 2014 series for Australia and New Zealand, forum explores ICT accountability, governance, cyber-security, and risk management reforms. Speakers represent ANZ, European and North American governments.
Dame Wendy Hall, a noted Web authority, shares insights about a global resource that features more than 15 billion “pages” of hyper-linked information, and touches all aspects of modern communication.
The Australian Taxation Office targets tax crime through a data-sharing initiative featuring key revenue-collection agencies in the US, UK and regional counterparts. Initiative is supported by Australian Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey.
Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries fast-tracks investment in cloud services under an AU$11.5 million contract. Project taps into hosted services, built around a user-pay utility model.
Global ICT systems vulnerable to new generation of cyber-attacks, warns study by Information Systems and Audit Control Association. Poll of 1,500 security professionals says advanced persistent threats compromise national security and economic stability.
Canberra-based Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade tenders for a raft of network procurement upgrades. Industry submissions are invited from 15th November. Upgrades encompass modernising global networks, and boosting unified communications capability. Nearly AU$ 715 million assigned for total programmes and projects.
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.
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.
Improving frontline service delivery in the emergency health sector, Australia’s Queensland Ambulance Service is joining Queensland Health today looking to further demand management, system coordination and patient outcomes.
Nagaland state in India has made digital delivery of tax services mandatory starting from today. It is also offering businesses training and assistance to use the new online system, to address the lack of IT skills among business dealers.
Indicating the complete transformation of the city government’s vehicle-related service delivery, Bangalore city in India will be making online applications for learner’s license, driving license and vehicle registration compulsory soon.
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