Mr Rudd’s review into ICT spend has been made public at http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/ict-review/index.html.
Among the excitement are recommendations to:
— Reduce contractors by 50% and increase number of APS ICT staff
— Agencies spending more than $20m on “business-as-usual” tasks to achieve cuts of 15%
— Reduce the “Canberra-centricity” of government ICT.
If you work in ICT I suggest reading it all.
If you own a house in Canberra, I’d suggest reading http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/ict-review/chapter5.html…
- 5.4.3 Larger agencies to demonstrate how they will develop/increase their capability to manage ICT work remote from Canberra and develop 5–10 year plans to reduce the Canberra-centricity of existing ICT activities
To reduce the Canberra-centricity of existing agency ICT activities, I recommend that larger agencies in due course be required to demonstrate in NPPs and internally funded projects requiring approval by the two-pass investment process, their capability to locate significant portions of the work outside Canberra, and the intention to do so.