US innovative start-up ecosystem by NATEC

Enhancing collaboration between Vietnams TECHFEST The National Program “Initiative for Start-up Ecosystem in Vietnam until 2025” (Program 844) aiming to promote the start-up ecosystem has gained initial achievements. In 2021, the Prime Minister approved several new contents to expand the scope of start-up ecosystem activities internationally. Since then, many activities have been…

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Revitalising Australia’s science priorities

The Albanese Government has put science back into government. Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic is renewing the National Science and Research Priorities to establish a unified sense of purpose for our science and research communities to address our most pressing national challenges. Australia’s current priorities and the National…

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New framework to help governments use technology for its citizen’s benefit

We teamed up with Unesco and other experts to see how governments could best succeed The potential of digital Digital transformation has huge potential in upgrading our abilities to deal with complex, global problems. Climate is changing, productivity stalling across many industries, and access to opportunity remains unequal across the…

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Evolving military warfare strategies

Tech advances to drive global military UAV market The interest in military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a cost-effective platform alternative for military operations into one for extensive utility – in tactical air support, search and rescue operations, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, has led to a global surge…

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Chris Fechner regarding DTA procurement of ICT-related services

ANAO’s focusing on providing increased transparency The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has tabled the performance audit of the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) procurement of ICT-related services in 2019–20 to 2020–21. The audit was not a review of the DTA’s whole-of-government digital sourcing responsibilities and, as such, the ANAO’s findings…

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Cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and disk encryption

The IRGC-affiliated actors are actively targeting a broad range of targeted entities This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force…

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Australia and US collaborate on 5G/Open RAN

Our governments and likeminded partners are focused on harnessing critical and emerging tech The Australian Department of Home Affairs and the U.S. Department of Commerce, as represented by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), issue the following joint statement following today’s meeting between Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil,…

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Government tech purchase decisions take on average 22 months

Public sector buying teams are large At 22 months, the public sector has the longest average buying cycle for technology purchases compared to other industries, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. In November and December 2021, Gartner surveyed 1,120 executives involved in technology evaluation or selection, including 79 from…

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Digital and tech skills compact

The modern tech sector needs to reflect modern Australia The Federal Government has announced support for a Digital and Tech Skills compact between government, unions and technology employers agreed at the Jobs and Skills Summit. The compact affirms commitment from industry, government, and unions to cooperate to help address skill…

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