[LINK] DBCDE tender - Whatthe?

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 29 11:54:44 EST 2008

Gordon Keith wrote:
> 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 
> want.
> Or am I being too cynical?
Just a Tad.

But is there an alternative?

Unless there are two or more organisation providing a similar service/product it
is difficult to see the competition model/tendering working.

Ofcourse, one of the benefits of globalisation particularly in the e-business is
that we don't need to replicate what is being done elsewhere with a
local organisation.

Worth noting that the list of references in the alp policy

Stilgherrian wrote:
 > ALP election policy:
 > http://www.alp.org.au/download/now/labors_plan_for_cyber_safety.pdf



but nothing from auscert, aic or asic....a few things from DCITA, the age and SMH.

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