State of the Service Report 2016-17: 92% of APS agencies seeking to improve digital transformation capabilities
Ninety-one per cent of agencies reported taking specific
actions to improve employee data literacy.
Smart City plans (2017-2020) unveiled for Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
During the first phase from 2017-2020, necessary
infrastructure will be put in place for data collection and sharing and for an
open data ecosystem for the City.
Perth chosen as one of the three cities worldwide to trial new type of electric-powered autonomous vehicles
“We will work closely with RAC and NAVYA to ensure the trial
is a success, with the safety of the public being of the highest priority.”
New South Wales launches platform providing whole-of-government view of digital projects
Currently 142 projects are classified into ten clusters,
ranked by budget and also mapped to the three priority areas of ‘Customer
experience’, ‘Data’ and ‘Digital on the Inside’, from the Digital
Land 200 Tranche 2 Project approved for new Battlefield Command System for the Australian Army
“The Battlefield Command System will integrate
with weapon systems in Australia’s tanks and future combat vehicles, increasing
decision speed and the ability to share information across the battlefield.”
Inaugural dashboard of metrics on public use of Freedom of Information access rights released in Australia
The metrics include the number of applications by type of applicant, applications per capita and release, refusal and review rates.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launches FinTech Supervisory Chatroom – new feature of FinTech Supervisory Sandbox 2.0
The new feature of the FinTech Supervisory Sandbox 2.0 seeks to provide supervisory feedback to authorised institutions (AIs) and technology firms at an early stage.
Hong Kong Housing Authority to launch app for rent enquiry and payment services
Tenants can pay rent at selected convenience stores and supermarkets by using a QR code provided by the app. They can also check their rent position and rent payment history for the past 6 months.
Canberra Airport to host trials of next generation SmartGates eventually leading to contactless processing
After the Canberra trial, 105 new SmartGates will be rolled out across Australia’s international airports through 2018-19.
Australian Government to accelerate the push for use of electric vehicles through $AU100 million asset finance programme
“Electric vehicles will play a big role in terms of creating more sustainable cities with less pollution and improved health outcomes for our community.”