Stories by Rohan Pearce

Dozens more government agencies accessing 'metadata'

More than 100 federal, state and local government agencies are known to be accessing so-called telecommunications ‘metadata’ despite not being among the list of enforcement agencies included in the data retention legislation.

Written by Rohan Pearce16 July 19 16:50

Faulty network gear behind ATO tech woes

An “intermittent error” from a network switch was responsible for a range of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) services being rendered inaccessible on Friday.

Written by Rohan Pearce15 July 19 13:29

Government acknowledges Aussie businesses have taken hit from ‘encryption’ law

The Department of Home Affairs has acknowledged that, according to advice it has received from industry, the way the so-called ‘encryption’ legislation is perceived has “had a material impact on the Australian market and the ability for Australian companies to compete globally”.

Written by Rohan Pearce05 July 19 12:17

Auditor pushes Australia Post to improve security

Over the last two years Australia Post has not undertaken detailed security risk assessments for two of its critical systems — its corporate data warehouse and eParcel applications — according to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).

Written by Rohan Pearce04 July 19 17:09

Home Affairs seeks to tackle hodgepodge UC

Home Affairs is seeking to rationalise its unified communications platforms as part of a broader strategy to streamline technology at the mega-department.

Written by Rohan Pearce17 June 19 11:51

Auditor sees risks in government management of NBN loan

The Australian National Audit Office has expressed concerns over the handling of a $19.5 billion government loan to NBN Co, with the communications department unable to provide evidence of a suitable governance framework to oversee the company’s compliance with the lending arrangements.

Written by Rohan Pearce13 June 19 16:50

Sydney University poaches Monash CIO

Monash University’s chief information officer Trevor Woods will join this University of Sydney in September as its new CIO.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 19 13:40

Services Australia takes charge of government ICT

New administrative arrangements formally transfer responsibility for whole-of-government IT from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet — which has been the home of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) — to the new ‘Services Australia’.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 May 19 14:58