26 September 2023

DTA taskforce to streamline services

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The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has revealed more details about the whole-of-government (WofG) architecture initiative and Taskforce set to further streamline Government Services.

Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert announced the WofG architecture initiative in November last year and appointed a Taskforce made up of secondees from the large Government Agencies, supported by DTA architects.

Business Architect in the WofG Architecture Taskforce, Graham Wilson said the Taskforce was focused on providing tools and capabilities to support Agencies and Government to invest in integrated capabilities.

“The core members of the Taskforce are from Services Australia, Australian Tax Office, Home Affairs, and Defence,” Mr Wilson said.

“A full-time team from the Digital Strategy and Capability Division of the DTA supports them,” he said.

“There will be a working group with contributors from several other Agencies, including service delivery Agencies, policy Agencies, and central Agencies.”

“The Taskforce is also beginning to engage with architects from State and Territory Agencies.”

Mr Wilson said engaging with State and Territories would ensure the Taskforce didn’t miss opportunities to “join up” Services and share capabilities across Federal, State and Territory Governments.

He said the Taskforce would deliver value to Agencies by championing users; connecting services; building communities; and enabling assurance by providing advocacy, insight, and tools to visualise and assure investment and design decisions for all Agencies.

“During the second half of 2020, the Taskforce will further develop its core products,” he said.

Mr Wilson said this included a catalogue of reusable platforms and services across Government; a prototype qualitative investment tool to appraise the alignment of proposed initiatives with the Digital Transformation Priorities; improvements to the Government Business Architecture; setting up a Community of Practice; and research into a suitable tool and method for collecting a knowledgebase of Government architecture.

More details about the Taskforce can be accessed on the DTA website at this PS News link.

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