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Digital Transformation Strategy released by DTA on 21 November 2018

DTA sent the following message to AIIA members:

Dear AIIA members,

Earlier today, Minister Michael Keenan launched the government’s Digital Transformation Strategy with an address to the National Press Club.

The Digital Transformation Strategy sets the vision to put Australia’s digital government services among the top three in the world by 2025. The accompanying roadmap includes key projects and milestones for the Australian Government to achieve by 2020, with a strong focus on delivering outcomes for people and businesses.

The strategy is a significant milestone in government and I thank you for the support and extensive feedback you have provided. The strategy is stronger as a result, particularly in addressing the changing needs of Australian businesses.

I acknowledge that improving government services through digital transformation will require strong partnerships with industry, as well as other tiers of government, the community sector, and academia. Our teams will continue to work with you as we implement and refine the strategy over time.

We will cover the strategy and roadmap in more detail at the next AIIA cadence meeting. I look forward to discussing it with you then.


Anthony Vlasic
Chief Strategy Officer
Digital Transformation Agency
Australian Government

Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) published by the Digital Transformation Agency

DTA has released a further 12 documents for feedback. They are:

  1. Architecture Overview
  2. Attribute Provider Requirements
  3. Technical Requirements

Content updates to existing TDIF documents include:

  1. Accreditation Process
  2. Attribute Profile
  3. OpenID Connect Profile
  4. Overview and Glossary
  5. Privacy Requirements
  6. Protective Security Requirements
  7. Risk Management Requirements
  8. SAML 2.0 Profile
  9. User Experience Requirements

Comments are due by 14 December 2018. Please contact Kishwar if you are interested in providing feedback to DTA.

Payment times Review Survey by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)

ASBFEO’s 2017 Payment Times and Practices Inquiry found Australian corporations paid invoices on average 26.4 days late – the worst in the world. Our more recent research, involving 1600 businesses, identified the biggest cause of dispute remains payments (44%); either the full amount not being paid (26%) or not being paid on time (18%).

The ASBFEO is seeking feedback from small and family businesses on this issue.

The deadline for the survey is Friday, 30 November 2018.

Next Generation Technology Fund call for proposals by Department of Defence

The Department of Defence has advertised for the Next Generation Technologies Fund – Intelligent Decision Superiority Research Network Call For Proposals.

Closing date is 21 December 2018.