Our August article Is Agile Taking Over? discussed the Australian Government Digital Transformation Office (DTO) and its new Digital Service Standard. Now a 14th October article in The Mandarin, DTO: gov.au to be new entry portal for government services, tells us just how agile the DTO has become. Author Tom Burton, publisher of The Mandarin, […]
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Our April Newsletter included an article, No Punches Pulled In UK Consultants GDS Brawl, which looked at the UK Government Digital Service (GDS). Now it seems we will be having our own GDS brawl when Paul Shetler from the UK’s GDS becomes CEO of our Digital Transformation Office (DTO). A 2 July 2015 article in […]
The above quote is from a September 30, 2014 SMH IT Pro interview, with AIIA chief executive Suzanne Campbell in which she accuses the federal government of “dragging its feet on the implementation of a raft of digital economy and e-government initiatives… Detailed in the Coalition’s policy for e-government and the digital economy of August 2013, the initiatives had not been enacted, more than a year on.” The IT Pro report also quoted other sources who supported this view, including a comment by Alan Hansell, an analyst at Intelligent Business Research Services, who said the government’s focus has been on pulling in its belt, rather than big-picture programs, since coming to office. “The recent downsizing in all Commonwealth agencies has put initiatives such as implementing the digital economy on the back burner”.