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Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17



Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

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Annual report 2016-17


Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services


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Strategic Priorities The department has a clear set of strategic priorities that underpins our purpose in delivering reliable and efficient corporate services Strategic Plan 2016-2018 The Strategic Plan 2016-2018 sets strategic priorities that are aligned with government priorities, policy, strategic issues and the agency highlights reported in the Budget Papers. The plan underpins our core focus on service delivery, with strategic priorities and actions reflected in divisional business plans and individual performance agreements. The plan guides the departments decision-making and is a tool for the Chief Executive and Executive Management Board to ensure work is focused on our core business and deliverables. Regular reporting against the plan, including a six-month report on progress is provided to the Executive Management Board. Progress updates include communications to staff across the department through the staff newsletter: DCISIntel. The plan was established as a sustainable strategy; it is intentionally flexible and able to accommodate new programs and emerging priorities allowing the department to continue to meet governments needs over the life of the plan. To this end, the plan was updated in October 2016 to include new government priorities as identified in the table below. A scorecard report on the plans progress is outlined in the achievements section. The following table provides an overview of the plans strategic priorities and actions. Telecommunications that benefit communities across the Territory Oversee expansion of telecommunications services in remote communities. Engage with suppliers and agencies to encourage new telecommunications projects that will grow the Territorys economic potential. Advocate with the Australian Government and others for the establishment of modern and reliable telecommunications services across the Territory, enabling Territorians to benefit from advances in technology. Creative solutions that reduce red tape Prepare and deploy enterprise digital solutions to support agencies with end-to-end management of common business functions, including identity controls, contracts, budgets, assets and grants. Seek new and innovative ways to support agencies to deliver services online and mobile through digital technologies to better share data and solutions and respond effectively to community needs. Corporate services that add value Provide an advisory service to agencies identifying business process improvements that will generate efficiencies and productivity gains. Establish a new government data centre in Millner providing essential capability, improving resiliency and enabling future data centre capacity planning. Progress initiatives to improve and strengthen corporate services to deliver better outcomes for government, agencies and users. Explore innovative and environmentally beneficial service options (added October 2016). Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services10 TH E D EPARTM EN T