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Stories by Michael Crawford

Immigration awards $200m contract to IBM

The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs yesterday announced a three-year deal with IBM for core technology services as part of its $495 million Systems for People project.

Written by Michael Crawford29 Sept. 06 07:55

AusCERT wins Whole-of-Government contract

Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has inked a whole-of-government subscription deal with AusCERT for commonwealth agencies.

Written by Michael Crawford18 Sept. 06 10:42

IT managers support keylogs to monitor staff

Australian IT managers last week came out in support of the use of keylogging software to monitor staff access to customer records after Centrelink admitted it had been undertaking employee surveillance for the past year.

Written by Michael Crawford28 Aug. 06 07:00

Centrelink sites IT shop in Adelaide

Canberra's shortage of IT skills is good news for Adelaide where Centrelink will build its new IT shop and have access to graduates from the city's three universities.

Written by Michael Crawford22 Aug. 06 11:26

Coonan launches RFID guide

The Minister for the Department of Information Technology, Communications and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan used her opening address at the GSI Impetus 2006 conference in Melbourne this week to launch a guide to RFID adoption for Australian business.

Written by Michael Crawford27 July 06 08:38

DEWR scoping for content management

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) is inviting tenders to provide a software-based content management system to support and manage investigations into breaches of federal law and fraud within the various departments.

Written by Michael Crawford31 July 06 12:28

Western Australia maps out digital future

The Western Australian Department of Land will go live on Monday with the first part of an agency-wide project to disseminate land information online to government agencies across the state.

Written by Michael Crawford21 July 06 09:56

Smartcard architect a $2m deal

Could the about-to-be appointed chief of the federal government's Access Card project be the highest paid tech professional in the public sector?

Written by Michael Crawford17 July 06 08:00

Federal government extends outsourcing deals with CSC

The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) have both extended their outsourcing contracts with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

Written by Michael Crawford03 July 06 11:41

WA Community Development chase content management

Western Australia's Department for Community Development has signed a three-year outsourcing contract with Unisys West for the further development of store-bought CRM and content management software.

Written by Michael Crawford04 July 06 07:00

Draft standards released for smartcard rollout

Draft standards and an interoperability framework for all public sector agencies has been released in preparation for the federal government's billion dollar smartcard rollout.

Written by Michael Crawford29 June 06 15:45

DIMA signs on for document authentication

The Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) has selected US-based identity management vendor Viisage to supply RFID or smartcard electronic document readers for Australia's e-passports.

Written by Michael Crawford15 June 06 10:53

Audit: Agencies under fire for lax security

Six Australian government agencies have come under fire from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) for having lax security.

Written by Michael Crawford14 June 06 11:27