ACT govt is re-platforming HR onto SuccessFactors – Cloud- Tempemail

ACT government’s Graham Tanton. The ACT government is in the build phase for a new HR information management system based on SAP’s SuccessFactors. Executive general manager of shared services Graham Tanton told SAP’s HR Connect conference that SuccessFactors will replace a legacy system he characterised as “a pure payroll system” Continue Reading

Qld govt places six-month hold on all non-essential new IT projects – Strategy- Tempemail

The Queensland government will put off all non-essential new IT projects for at least six months, as the state grapples with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Treasurer Cameron Dick revealed the “six-month hold” on Thursday as part of a raft of saving measures aimed at redirecting $3 billion into Continue Reading

NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme – Strategy- Tempemail

The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello this week revealed the first major details about the digital-centric investment fund since it was Continue Reading

Govt ponders new sovereignty rules for datasets – Strategy – Cloud- Tempemail

The federal government is considering introducing new sovereignty rules for government data that would require certain datasets to be hosted in accredited data centres within Australia. Government Services Minister Stuart Robert revealed at a Tempemail Press Club address on Tuesday that the government had begun “examining the sovereignty requirements” of Continue Reading

NSW govt signs on with Vault Cloud – Cloud- Tempemail

The NSW government has struck a whole-of-government deal with Vault Cloud to improve its access to secure cloud services. The five-year sourcing agreement aims to “simplify and improve the cost-effectiveness” of acquiring cloud services from the Australian cloud provider. It comes as both the federal and NSW governments signal their Continue Reading

Govt funding starts flowing to agencies in real-time – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

Federal government agencies can now access urgent funding during business hours or on the weekend through the New Payments Platform (NPP), ending a decades-old reliance on manual cash management processes. After a two-year project to bring real-time settlement to the government, the Department of Finance commenced using the NPP – Continue Reading

Govt mulls stricter cyber security accountability for agencies – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The Attorney-General’s Department has flagged that stricter cyber security accountability mechanisms could be on the way for federal government agencies following a string of worrying cyber resilience audits. But the government remains tight-lipped on whether cyber security controls would be enforced, like it is reportedly considering for the private sector as Continue Reading

NSW govt seeks input on next cyber security strategy – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The NSW government is seeking views from industry to help shape the state’s next cyber security strategy ahead of its launch later this year. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello on Tuesday called for input from industry partners and cyber security experts as development of the 2020 NSW Cyber Security Strategy Continue Reading

Govt reveals $1.35bn investment in cybersecurity over next decade – Security- Tempemail

The government has unveiled a $1.35 billion investment to beef up Australia’s cybersecurity capabilities over the next decade, a third of which will go into a new team of 500 specialists. The investment is being called the “largest ever … in cybersecurity” in the country, and will be known as Continue Reading

NSW govt sets up vulnerability tracking centre in Bathurst – Security- Tempemail

The NSW government has set up a cyber security vulnerability management centre in Bathurst, which will start operating next month. The centre will be operated by Cyber Security NSW, the new name given to what was formerly the Office of the Government Chief Information Security Office. It will provide the Continue Reading