"The committee will provide a practical, forward-looking approach to the development and use of ICT by government," Rich-Phillips said.
According to Rich-Phillips "The previous Labor Government adopted a piecemeal approach to ICT that saw at least $1.44b of taxpayers' money wasted in cost blowouts on projects like HealthSMART, myki and the LEAP database." Mr Rich-Phillips said.
The Auditor-General this week tabled a report in Parliament that, according to Rich-Phillips, "found that whole of government frameworks have not kept pace with the increasingly central role of ICT in service delivery."
He said: "The whole of government ICT strategy we are developing will help to align processes across departments and set the clear lines of governance, accountability and direction that were clearly absent under Labor.
"We have also established high risk, high value guidelines to apply extra scrutiny and rigour to all ICT projects and we are overhauling the way government procures ICT services."
(Rich-Phillips announced earlier this month that the Government would replace its eServices panel for the procurement of ICT services with an eServices register that "will be more streamlined and more transparent and will give more companies the opportunity to bid for work.")
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