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 69 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE All-of-Government Governance Roles Office of Digital Government The Office of Digital Government was established late in 2016-17 to lead the governments digital advancement agenda through providing advice, coordination and oversight of key digital initiatives and controls that support government and agencies advancing digital innovation to improve government services. The Office of Digital Government will enhance focus on: strategic leadership of ICT at an all-of-government level coordination across the sector improved stakeholder engagement building and enhancing strategy around digital initiatives and reforms cyber security strategy and design. It also has a key role in progressing governments priorities for a Digital Territory Strategy, open data, digital standards and data analytics. A review of the Northern Territory Government ICT Governance Framework and committees is in progress to align with the newly formed Office of Digital Government. Northern Territory Government ICT Governance Framework The framework ensures ICT governance across agencies is planned, with ICT investments and projects managed consistently and supported by appropriate decision-making. The framework improves the alignment of ICT investments with government direction, strengthens oversight of high risk and high value ICT investments and puts in place structures that improve the management of ICT. The framework is supplemented by the ICT series of Treasurers Directions, digital policy updates, a reporting portal and further ICT governance guidelines to assist agencies. Key elements of the framework include an across government oversight committee structure with senior representation and stringent checks and balances, providing analysis of major ICT investment decisions and oversight of ICT projects from an all-of-government perspective. The ICT Governance Board maintained a watching brief over 23 major agency ICT projects in 2016-17. Further information is captured in the achievements section of this report. Cyber Security Connectivity is vital to delivering government services, however, that connectivity increases the risk of cyber intrusion with the potential to compromise government information. A Cyber Security Framework is being developed to complement the ICT Governance Framework and describes the: planning, implementation, testing and monitoring of the security arrangements undertaken for the Northern Territory Governments ICT environment principles, governance arrangements and operational approaches to cyber security investment linkages between DCIS cyber security governance and across government ICT governance processes. The Cyber Security Framework; ICT security policies, standards and guidelines; ICT security advisory services; and the ICT Governance Framework; provide an integrated approach to ICT security across government to strengthen all-of-government engagement in the Northern Territory Governments cyber security posture.