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2019–20 snapshot of activities

July 2019

  • Australia Post’s digital iD accredited under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework
  • Whole-of-government Microsoft Volume Sourcing Arrangement renewed for continued value for money for government

August 2019

  • MoU with Vietnam to collaborate on e-government and digital transformation signed
  • MoU with the Australian Information Industry Association signed to strengthen government–industry collaboration
  • Data Fellowship Program applications opened

September 2019

  • Attended Tallinn Digital Summit in Estonia where frontrunners of digital nations gathered to drive global conversation on digitalisation

October 2019

  • Australian Government Digital Awards recognised excellence in government digital products and services
  • Government and industry gathered for the inaugural Digital Summit
  • Participated in Australian Information Industry Association United States trade delegation to meet world-leading technology companies

November 2019

  • Whole-of-government architecture initiative announced
  • Digital Transformation Strategy Update: Year 1 released
  • Request for Tender released for Telecommunications Marketplace
  • New online Style Manual, the Australian Government’s source for writing and editing guidance, released as private Beta for user feedback

December 2019

  • National Application Programming Interface (API) Standards endorsed by the Australian Data and Digital Council
  • Emerging Talent Program graduation for 96 participants
  • Public consultation for fourth release of Trusted Digital Identity Framework started

January 2020

  • New Digital Sourcing Contract Limits and Reviews Policy policy released to improve flexibility of government ICT contracts

February 2020

  • New whole-of-government sourcing agreement with Rimini Street for third-party software support established

March 2020

  • Australian Government COVID‑19 response website australia.gov.au launched
  • Australian Government Coronavirus Australia app released
  • Australian Government coronavirus WhatsApp channel launched
  • MoU with Singapore to cooperate in the field of digital identity signed

April 2020

  • COVIDSafe app released
  • Digital Professional Stream launched
  • myGov Digital Identity private Beta commenced

May 2020

  • Fourth release of Trusted Digital Identity Framework published
  • Request for Tender for new Cloud Marketplace released
  • COVIDSafe app updated to improve accessibility and privacy protections
  • Source code for COVIDSafe app publicly released

June 2020

  • Whole-of-government Architecture Beta Concepts Model developed
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) and PRODA (Services Australia Provider Digital Access) Digital Identity public Betas commenced
  • The Future of myGov public Beta site launched