COMPANY NEWS: Fastly, a global edge cloud platform provider, today announced it has been appointed to the cloud marketplace (CMP) managed by the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), reducing barriers to working with government departments and agencies.
The defence industry lobby group, Australian Strategic Policy Institute — which styles itself as an independent, non-partisan think-tank — issued a report critical of on Canberra Data Centres domination of the local government market for a lobby group that was paid by three of CDC's competitors, a report in the Australian Financial Review says.
Australian cloud provider Vault has signed a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise firm Aruba to improve its cloud security solutions for both public and private sector clients.
More than two million Australians have created digital identities through the government my.Gov portal in order to access digital services, a statement from two ministers says.
The Digital Transformation Agency's digital ID program has been described as insecure and unfit for purpose by security researchers who last year found vulnerabilities in the government's COVIDSafe app.
Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in what it claims is "a world-leading technology development".
It's beginning to look like the Federal Government should avoid anything to do with technology following the revelation on Thursday that $70 million of taxpayers' money was spent on the COVIDSafe app – and only 17 cases were detected through its use.
A total of 100,000 households will test out the infrastructure for next year's Australian census on Tuesday night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.
So now we know why the Digital Transformation Agency has not been able to meet many of its work targets: it has been busy developing a new style manual for the Australian Government.
Canberra-based secure cloud services provider Vault has welcomed the release of new guidelines for vendors to be assessed for their competence in delivering secure cloud services by either public or private sector entities.
New guidelines have been released by the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Digital Transformation Agency to enable the adoption of secure cloud services across the public and private sector.
The Federal Government's Digital Transformation Agency is one unit in Canberra that really earns its name. It transforms itself completely within as short a period as 18 months, gaining an entirely new workforce.
After what seems an eternity, an Australian company, born and bred right here, has landed what always seemed to be impossible: a whole-of-government cloud deal with an Australian Government entity.
The head of an Australian cloud company says the new arrangement for awarding contracts for hosting of top-secret government data have advantages over the older one where there was a fixed list of companies certified by the Australian Signals Directorate who could cast their hat in the ring and tout for business.
The Australian Signals Directorate will cease to be the regulator for cloud providers who aspire to be certified for government services with effect from Monday. The decision, announced by the ASD and the Digital Transformation Agency on Monday, comes after a review that began in July 2019.
Australia Post's Digital iD services has been accredited by the government as an trusted identity service provider under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework.
ASX-listed Canberra-based cyber security firm archTIS has had its Kojensi Gov platform endorsed by the Digital Transformation Agency and listed on the Cloud Services Panel, the biggest cloud services procurement outlet for the Australian Government.
The Federal Government's release of a hosting strategy last week appears to be an attempt to prevent the issue of data sovereignty being raised as an election issue.
The Federal Government has allocated $67.2 million in the forthcoming budget for use in fresh trials around its myGovID identify system, a trial of which began in October last year for iPhone users.
The author of a detailed analysis on the Federal Government's proposed identity scheme, GovPass — a trial of which is scheduled to begin this month — says he worked closely with the Digital Transformation Agency while preparing it, but ultimately disagreed with the agency on its implications.
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