Government ICT Strategy 2015
The Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017 was approved by Cabinet in June 2013. The Government ICT Strategy was revised in 2015 to ensure that, in a dynamic technology environment, it can achieve the government’s aim of an ICT-enabled transformation of public services to New Zealanders.
The Action Plan was replaced by the integrated work programme in June 2016.
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- Government ICT Strategy 2015 – at a glance (PDF, 75KB)
- Cabinet paper - Review of the Government ICT Strategy, 19 October 2015 (PDF, 763KB)
Following its launch in 2013, the Government ICT Strategy laid the foundations for government service and system transformation.
Agency investment plans are required to explain the system-wide benefits that will accrue from ICT spending. All-of-government products and services have been widely adopted, achieving significant cost-savings, and making it easier for agencies to work together. Improved security and privacy practices, and an enduring focus from the Government Chief Privacy Officer and the Protective Security Requirements, are building trust and confidence as the focus increases on how government manages and uses the information it holds on behalf of citizens.
Government ICT Strategy 2015
The 2015 ICT Strategy review offered an opportunity to build on this foundation and take advantage of several emerging game-changing trends, that provide new opportunities to support better public services and agency transformation agendas by putting citizens and businesses at the centre of design and delivery of digital services.
The Government ICT Strategy 2015 is detailed on these pages. This strategy highlights our new opportunities, and our five focus areas that will lead to clear outcomes.
In 2015 the Government Chief Information Officer set up a Partnership Framework, involving key stakeholders across government, to support the goal of a coherent ICT ecosystem supporting transformed public services. Led by a group of chief executives (the ICT Strategic Leadership Group), it focusses on service innovation, strategic investment, information and technology.
The Partnership Framework led revision of the overarching Government ICT Strategy in 2015, and developed a work programme to implement it, which has replaced the ICT Action Plan 2014.
Enduring opportunities leading to outcomes
The strategy is based on four high-level and enduring opportunities:
Exploiting emerging technologies
The accelerated pace of disruptive change generated by cloud services presents an opportunity to change the way the public sector operates, exits costs, and delivers services to citizens and businesses
Unlocking the value of information
Increased availability of government-held information and data analytics and predictive modelling have the potential to unlock the value of information to help solve complex problems and generate innovative ideas
Leveraging agency transformations
Major agency transformation programmes have a critical role in delivering key components of an ICT ecosystem for the public sector that enables the integration of services across multiple agencies and their delivery partners
Partnerships with the private sector
Partnerships with the private sector are increasingly being used to drive innovation and encourage greater risk-taking