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NT Govt to establish open data portal

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 08 May, 2018

NT Govt to establish open data portal

As part of a raft of initiatives to improve government transparency, the Northern Territory Government will allocate $1.72 million towards establishing an open data portal.

The new portal will provide easy access to non-sensitive information and data held by the territory government.

The initiative is aimed at supporting digital innovation and promoting transparency by improving the accessibility of government data.

The 2018 budget also includes a $1.5 million investment towards improving the territory government’s cybersecurity capability.

This funding will be used to establish a cybersecurity operations centre for the government, as well as introducing enhanced security controls to protect government systems as well as citizens’ information held by government.

Meanwhile, as part of the reforms to the territory’s child protection and use justice systems, $66.95 million has been allocated over the next five years towards developing and implementing a new information management platform to improve coordination across multiple family services and support early risk identification.

Other technology-related budget items for the next financial year include a $2 million allocation for the first year of the Remote Telecommunications Co-Investment Program being conducted with Telstra, $70.3 million towards the Department of Health’s ongoing Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program and a further $2.6 million for the project to develop an identity and access management system.

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