[LINK] Reforming Defence ICT Systems

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 6 08:29:06 AEST 2011

Mr Greg Farr, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defence, 
will speak on "Reforming Defence ICT Systems" at an IEEE meeting in 
Canberra, 5.30 pm, 21 September 2011: 

Mr Greg Farr is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of 
Defence, one of Australia's largest telecommunication organisations. 
Beside the normal demands of clients, staff and stakeholders, he also 
responds to the demands of Parliament, government policy makers and 
Australia's military operations.

As the CIO of Defence, Mr Farr ensures information and communication 
technologies are available to over one hundred thousand users across 
domestic and deployed environments ranging from the public domain to 
those classified top secret. He coordinates a capability that includes 
eight satellite constellations, four mainframe computers, over 200 
server rooms containing 10000 servers, around 3000 applications, and one 
of the largest terrestrial communications networks in Australian, as 
well as controlling a billion dollar budget.

Mr Farr acknowledges that Defence has challenges that cannot be met in 
isolation. To hear how Mr Farr is reforming ICT in Defence and creating 
deeper relationships with industry, the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ACT Section, the IEEE Society on Social 
Implications of Technology (SSIT) and National ICT Australia (NICTA) 
have arranged a presentation on 21 September. ...

More on Mr Farr at: http://www.defence.gov.au/leaders/other/gregFarr

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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