Minister announces digital transformation strategy for the Commonwealth Government at AIIA event in Canberra

The AIIA held its monthly Canberra Managers Forum luncheon at the Press Club last Tue 11 June. Michael Keenan Minister for Human Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation gave a key note speech and made a number of significant announcements:

  • An ambitious national digital transformation strategy to 2025 with a focus on:
    • Service delivery
    • Smarter decision making using data analytics and
    • Developing a business model that is adaptive to technology and challenges the current mind set
  • The strategy will be supported by a road map which will identify clear milestones for each focus area
  • A functional digital identity will underpin the strategy with a number of pilots being rolled out progressively throughout the year. During the pilot stage online transactions will be available for:
    • Tax file Number
    • Business registration
    • Grants
    • Student ID
    • Centrelink Services for Youth Allowance and New Start and
    • My health records
  • Other key announcements include:
    • Expanding the digital market place to include training providers in order to help upskill government and offer broader opportunities for businesses to sell to government
    • A digital sourcing framework focusing on a fair ICT procurement process. Consultation on panel policy is now open with the aim of reducing the number of panels, opening up the process more broadly and allowing better collaboration between buyers and sellers.

For a complete run down of the speech, see the transcript.

If you would like more information you can contact Kishwar Rahman or Kim Hicks.

Cyber Security Roundtable with Gai Brodtmann, Shadow Minister for Cyber Security

The AIIA held its second Cyber Security Roundtable with Gai Brodtmann at Parliament House to discuss the Oppositions approach to formulating a cyber security strategy.

The following points were agreed to in the first meeting and were used to direct the discussion for the second roundtable.

  1. Narrative around Cyber Security
  2. Architecture
  3. Measurement
  4. Accountability
  5. Information Sharing

Members, if you would like further information on this meeting, please contactKishwar Rahman or Kim Hicks.

AIIA held its Environment SIG meeting at Epson in Sydney

This meeting is held every two months and discusses key areas of concern from an environmental perspective. The agenda focused on:

  1. AIIA update
  2. NZ Ministry for the Environment Meeting
  3. GEMS Act Review
  4. Packaging Covenant
  5. Product Stewardship – Submission
  6. Modern Slavery – Sustainability Advantage
  7. Battery Stewardship Council (Janet/Damien)

Members, if you are not a member of the Environment SIG and would like to become a member please contact Damien Lewis.