Monday, September 05, 2011

Reforming Defence ICT Systems

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. ...

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