FedGov IT Outsourcing in the Fin Review
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 10:41:12 +1000
I'm not sure who is worse, Fahey for saying it or Davis for
reporting it, uncritically. Whatever the answer, the report does not
align with reality very well.
Outsourcing to build indigenous IT . . . but Goliaths gain upper
By Ian Davis, Government Business Editor
After one year of gearing up and another of implementing the Howard
Government's information technology outsourcing program, the Finance
and Administration Minister, Mr John Fahey, is pleased with the
changes it has brought to government IT and determined to press
There will be "no change" to the program if the Coalition is
returned, Mr Fahey told The Australian Financial Review in the past
week. Under the program, the Government plans to outsource its
entire $5 billion to $6 billion IT infrastructure over seven years
for a saving of $1 billion.
If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and
As a nation of free people we will live forever, or die by suicide.
-- Abraham Lincoln, 1837