State government invests $34.7m in digital transformation
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The state government has announced it will spend $34.7 million over four years on the Office of Digital Government to transform digital processes in the Western Australian public sector.
The Office of Digital Government will use the money to improve the delivery of online services to the community, implement higher cyber security standards, improve data protection and sharing, build data analytics capabilities, support the implementation of ICT procurement reforms and investigate strategies to reduce the digital divide.
This is the first time the WA government has provided ongoing funding for digital reform.
Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly said the government recognised that digital transformation was fundamental to a modern and efficient public sector.
“We have now established an Office of the Digital Government and committed ongoing funding for it to ensure the state government is supported by efficient and effective technology, while meeting community expectations for security,” Mr Kelly said.
The office was established under its current name as part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in July 2018.
It was previously known as the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.