Australians government agencies will see adoption of landmark strategies this week that presents opportunities for the local technology sector.
The e-Government plan is all set to cut practices of red tapism and deliver large administrative cost savings. The strategy paper will outline plans for an array of online services the government plans to build over the next five years. An Information Management Office will also be set to develop a whole-of-government online authentication system for people to deal with any government agency. The strategy will make dealing with agencies easier and is expected to save tens of millions of dollars in postal costs alone as departments use the Internet as the primary means of communicating with the public. The plan is also expected to outline changes to the way government procures IT systems and services and improve Australia's domestic ICT capability.