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Australian Public Service ICT Strategy 2012 – 2015

The APS ICT Strategy was launched by the Secretary David Tune in October 2012.

The Strategy statement is “The APS will use ICT to increase public sector and national productivity by enabling the delivery of better government services for the Australian people, communities and business, improving the efficiency of APS operations and supporting open engagement to better inform decisions.”

Secretary's foreword

As Chair of the Secretaries’ ICT Governance Board (SIGB), and as part of SIGB’s role to set whole-of-Government strategies on the use of ICT across the Australian Public Service (APS), I have pleasure in releasing the Australian Public Service Information and Communications Technology Strategy 2012-2015 (the Strategy).

ICT plays a critical role in delivering and transforming the operations of government. This Strategy outlines the benefits that we expect will arise from a strategic and coordinated approach to developing and using ICT. It positions the APS to respond to rapid technological change.

The priorities and actions identified in the Strategy will position the Australian Government to use ICT in new, creative and innovative ways to deliver better, easier to use services in ways that best meet people’s needs and expectations.

The Strategy outlines how Australian Government agencies will continue to use ICT to drive better service delivery, improve government operations, drive productivity, and to engage with people, the community and business.  It supports better, more accessible government services for people when, where and how it suits them, so they can be more productive.

In developing and implementing this Strategy it is my intention to maintain and enhance the Australian Government as a world leader in the use of ICT.

The SIGB will review the Strategy on a regular basis to ensure that it remains relevant to Government priorities and to the opportunities provided by advances in ICT.

David Tune PSM
Department of Finance and Deregulation

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