[LINK] Reforming Defence ICT Systems
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,
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Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra
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