Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17
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Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services70 CO R PO RATE G O VER N AN CE Ministerial ICT Advisory Council The Ministerial ICT Advisory Council provides advice to the Minister for Corporate and Information Services and the ICT Governance Board on the ICT industry, ICT directions, emerging technologies and ICT services suitable for government and the Northern Territory community. The council met four times in 2016-17, including a meeting with the Minister. Key achievements include: developed and submitted an ICT Issues Paper to the NT Economic Summits provided feedback on options analysis for establishing the Office of Digital Government to advance digital leadership within government input to eight new or updated ICT policies and standards advice on ICT industry views to assist in shaping the Northern Territory Governments ICT strategy and in relation to government election commitments, particularly open data and digital services input to the Buy Local Plan. Machinery of Government Changes When administrative arrangements changes are announced by the Northern Territory Government and formalised in an Administrative Arrangements Order, the composition of government agencies are impacted; this is known as Machinery of Government (MOG) changes. MOG changes range from minor to complex and DCIS, as the governments shared service provider, plays a key role in delivering the corporate changes to ensure a smooth transition to new arrangements for affected agencies. A working committee is held in a state of readiness and is mobilised as required. The committee consists of: key staff from the critical service areas within DCIS involved in MOG changes: HR Systems (system administration and staff transfers) Finance Systems (system administration) ICT Services (resetting IT devices and access) Corporate Reporting (BOXI reports) NT Fleet (vehicle records) Contract Services (tenders and procurement systems) Finance Services (ledgers, banking, assets, debtors and taxation) Records Systems (TRM records) agency representatives from affected agencies. In 2016-17, following commencement of a new government, the working committee coordinated extensive MOG changes affecting many agencies. The MOG changes were successfully and efficiently implemented with most of the requirements completed within a two month period. Future Priorities Establish and embed the Office of Digital Government. Update the Northern Territory Government ICT Governance Framework. Complete the Cyber Security Framework. Develop a cyber security business case, based on the high-level roadmap. Expand governance documentation and guidance for agencies including risk management, financial management and benefits realisation for ICT projects. Establish a Security Leadership Group. Coordinate Ministeral ICT Advisory Council input on ICT issues, including feedback on the Discussion Paper towards a digital strategy for the NT; Digital Territory Strategy; Cyber Security Framework and ICT policies.
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