Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17
Annual report 2016-17
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Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services 5 INTRODUCTION Seeking ways to advocate effectively and expand telecommunications in remote and regional areas of the Territory remains a key role for DCIS. Telecommunications infrastructure is essential for a digital future as it enables access to better health and education services, socio-economic development and improves safety, tourism and transport services. The Territory Budgets for 2016 and 2017 included initiatives for very significant new ICT systems for health services and policing, with DCIS assigned responsibility for managing the ICT projects to deliver these major new digital solutions. This builds on the work DCIS is doing to successfully develop and implement the ASNEX solution for the Northern Territory Governments infrastructure assets; where the program remains under budget and on track to conclude in mid-2018. The new projects, which have a combined value in excess of $300 million, are substantially broadening DCIS range of functions and responsibilities and are requiring the department to step up and extend our ICT remit across government. It has been inspiring to see staff in DCIS eagerly take up the considerable challenges these and our other digital projects bring and to respond with professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication. DCIS will be heavily focused on delivering many significant and complex ICT solutions for government over at least the next four to five years. The department has a very important role to play assuring effective ICT governance across the Northern Territory Public Sector. A strong governance focus was maintained throughout 2016-17 and this remains a significant and challenging role due to the advancement of technology and the need to build capability. During the year, the Online Services unit (which manages the all-of-government internet site) was transferred from the Department of the Chief Minister to DCIS and added to our suite of services. Online Services has successfully transitioned and is working through a program to integrate web presence functions and improve the client service model for digital communications. The above areas of growth and change have been built on DCIS strong service delivery base, where a wide range of initiatives were progressed across the department in 2016-17 including: commenced lease of new Alice Springs Supreme Court, the first major government facility delivered through a leasing model coordinated machinery of government changes for all agencies following the change of government in August 2016 increased to 90% the number of government payments made to suppliers within 30 days created an Aboriginal Employment Opportunities Register to assist agencies achieve Aboriginal employment targets expanded the suite of online candidate pools for frontline roles such as firefighters and teachers; making it easier for people to register their interest in jobs and easier for agencies to recruit skilled staff. This initiative is driven by DCIS Alice Springs office finalised construction and fitout requirements for new Government Data Centre integrated new Feenix budget management system across the department and both GBDs introduced new tender and contract management systems, TDO and Contrax, that will be available for use across government and progressed system modifications required for procurement reform changes released a tender for a lease of 10 000 m for office space for the Department of Health; this will be the largest single Northern Territory Government lease implemented additional cyber security tools and controls to better protect the Northern Territory Governments ICT environment from cyber threats.