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As Chair of the Secretaries’ ICT Governance Board, I am pleased to release today the draft 2011 ICT Strategic Vision for comment and feedback:
The draft Vision outlines a long term plan for the government’s use of information and communication technology to support increased public sector productivity. It does this by describing how the public sector can use ICT to deliver better government services, engage openly with stakeholders and improve government operations. The Vision explains the actions and activities to support each of these priorities.
The ICT Strategic Vision acknowledges the fundamental role of ICT in delivering effective government operations and services. It outlines a possible new direction for the use of ICT by government - a shift of emphasis not just from cost efficiency but also to one of improving public sector productivity. The Secretaries’ ICT Governance Board, a committee of departmental secretaries responsible for the whole of government use of ICT, has overseen development of the draft Vision. My colleagues and I on the Board are now seeking the community’s comments and feedback. In releasing the draft Vision, we want to ensure that the final document reflects the community’s needs and expectations from government in using ICT to deliver services, improve our operations and better engage with you. I invite you to read the draft Vision and participate in the conversation through this blog. Comments will remain open until Monday 16 May 2011.