Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
Acting Special Minister of State
4 May 2012
Twenty one of the best information, communication and technological innovations within the public sector have been named as finalists for the Australian Government’s 2012 Excellence in eGovernment Award, Government 2.0 Innovator Award and the ICT Professional of the Year Award.
Special Minister of State Gary Gray said that the awards showcase some of the exciting developments in eGovernment across a number of ICT disciplines and promote excellence in the use of ICT at all levels of government in Australia.
“These developments provide opportunities that help us to increase productivity and efficiency, streamline processes and improve communication between all levels of Government, the private sector and the Australian community,” said Mr Gray.
“I congratulate the finalists for their successes this year and commend all nominees for their continual commitment to ICT innovation in Australia.
“The awards received 56 nominations this year from Federal, State and Local Government agencies.
“I encourage other agencies across the public sector to follow these fantastic examples and continue to build partnerships to harness ingenuity and talent in the public sector ICT sphere.”
Details of the 21 finalists are available on the Australian Government ICT Awards website.
The finalists will now be assessed by a National Judging Panel composed of selected state and territory Chief Information Officers and independent ICT industry representatives.Award winners will be announced at the ICT Celebration Dinner, during CeBIT Australia, on May 23 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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