*****SPAM***** Re: [LINK] DBCDE tender - Whatthe?

Gordon Keith gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Fri Feb 29 10:09:58 EST 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:22:53 am Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 11:47 PM 28/02/2008, Paul Brooks wrote:
> >I wonder just how many Home Users and SMEs will have the requisite
> >background to effectively absorb, or even care to read, these
> >advisories no matter how plain the English is.
> >With e-security threats originating globally, how is this going to
> >be of any more benefit than the alerts already popped up by
> >Nortons/F-Secure/pick-your-favourite.
> Why not just find AUSCERT better? If AUSCERT members are still on
> Link, perhaps a quick word to the Minister is in order.

Maybe this is just funding AUSCERT better. 

The way government funding works these days putting out a request for tender 
which matches the capabilities of the organisation you want to win the tender 
may be considered the easiest way to provide funds to that organisation. 

You have an open and competitive process and a defined deliverable. So long as 
you stack the process sufficiently to ensure who wins everyone gets what they 

Or am I being too cynical?



Gordon Keith

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