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technology-budgeting/ at master · 18F/technology-budgeting
A handbook for state budgeting and oversight
August 5, 2019

By Robin Carnahan, Randy Hart, and Waldo Jaquith

18F, Technology Transformation Service, General Services Administration

Table of contents
Basic principles of modern software design
User-centered design
Agile software development
Product ownership
Building with loosely coupled parts
Modular contracting
Best practices for budgeting and overseeing tech projects
Think about risk in a new way
Procure services, not software
Beware the customized commercial software trap
Require demos, not memos
Hire tech talent in-house
Minimize the cost of change
Measure success based on iterative outcomes, not project milestones
Limit total spending
Limit contract sizes
Fund systems, not monoliths
Expand your vendor pool
Share your software
Budget for software as an operational expense
Ask technical questions of agencies
Appendix A: Questions to ask
Appendix B: Sample Quality Assessment Surveillance Plan
government  agile  softwaredev 
august 2019 by pfctdayelise
Summer of discontent at BOM
"BOM staffers, through their union, Professionals Australia, say that years of cuts have left bureau bosses reliant on a Dad's Army of retired meteorologists to plug the growing gaps in the ranks of its weather specialists."
BoM  unions  government  australia 
february 2015 by pfctdayelise
Victorian Government ICT Strategy
The Victorian Government ICT Strategy was released on 12 February 2013. The strategy provides high-level direction on the design and use of information and technology to deliver better government services. It has been developed in response to three drivers: changes in citizen expectations of government services and ICT use; advances in technology; and current gaps in ICT leadership, governance and skills.
australia  victoria  IT  government 
february 2013 by pfctdayelise
Just 12% of CSIRO's senior scientists women
The organisation, Australia's largest employer of scientific researchers, will today honour a pledge to publish long-term data revealing the stark gender imbalance as it grapples with the challenge of boosting the proportion of women it employs.

As part of a commitment in April at the national Women in Science forum in Canberra, some of the nation's top research and education institutes undertook to improve gender balance.

[...]Science and Technology Australia executive director Anna-Maria Arabia praised the CSIRO's willingness to publish the data. She said that while the figures were not great, they would provide an impetus for change that could be monitored and measured.
geekfeminism  women  australia  science  csiro  government 
september 2011 by pfctdayelise
STEP Campaign | Recognising science, technology and engineering professionals in the APS
Scientists, engineers and technology professionals are critical to developing and delivering the solutions to these problems. APESMA members work in these professions across the Australian Public Service.

It is time for Government to invest in the recognition and retention of specialist skills and knowledge and to ensure that there are career paths for specialists in all agencies that require engineering and scientific advice.

And it is time for engineers, scientists and technology professionals to step up across the APS and have our say on these issues. This is the purpose of the STEP Campaign.
australia  government  unions  technology  apesma 
november 2010 by pfctdayelise
Government 2.0 Action Plan - Victoria (eGovernment Resource Centre)
more "Information Management Framework" (open access to PSI), less Twitter, plz
gov2  victoria  government  australia 
august 2010 by pfctdayelise
Water Regulations 2008 | Water Information | Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology recommends using the Creative Commons Licence for water information
BoM  creativecommons  government  data 
february 2010 by pfctdayelise
Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Innovation: Inquiry into long-term meteorological forecasting in Australia: report
On Monday, 23 November 2009, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Innovation tabled its report for the Inquiry into long-term meteorological forecasting in Australia, entitled: Seasonal forecasting in Australia.
weatherforecasts  australia  government 
january 2010 by pfctdayelise
The Data Aggregator
lots and lots of data sets + google maps
mashups  frogs  australia  govhack  government 
november 2009 by pfctdayelise
Women's Leadership Grants- Department of Planning and Community Development
Women's Leadership Grants

Women’s Leadership Grants provide funding for projects and activities that develop capacity and increase opportunities for women to participate in leadership roles.

Community groups, organisations and Local Government are eligible.
Funding range of grant

Up to $20,000
Open Dates

8 September 2009 - 30 November 2009
women  government  funding  victoria 
november 2009 by pfctdayelise
Pre-briefing for Govhack Melbourne
Open data enables amazing things for everyone – that is what drives Govhack and Mashup Australia.

GovHack is a free, intensive day and a half exploring ways of creating mashups and applications with government data and services, and most importantly building some new mashup applications.
government  mashups  melbourne 
october 2009 by pfctdayelise
pretty cool! competition closing Nov 6th.
web2.0  mashups  australia  government  data 
october 2009 by pfctdayelise
apps4nsw | | NSW Government
Applications for New South Wales or apps4nsw is a new public competition to foster and promote the development of innovative digital applications and web services using public and government data relating to New South Wales.

In the competition, individuals and groups will compete for cash prizes by creating ideas and software application prototypes that can be used on websites and mobile devices. This competition will foster collaboration between NSW citizens and the Government as well as promote and highlight innovation in the digital media sector.
PSI  australia  government  interesting 
september 2009 by pfctdayelise
Strategic Content Alliance : JISC
see esp. Case Studies Mapping the Flows of Content, Value and Rights across the Public Sector
glam  PSI  uk  government 
september 2009 by pfctdayelise
Wikis to broaden policy debate | Australian IT
Funny that "wikis" were chosen to be the posterchild for Web 2.0 in the headline, it's usally blogs or social networking.
wikis  government  australia 
june 2009 by pfctdayelise
MVP for SMEs - Technology Requirement Specifications
Language Translation Device
Department of Justice (DoJ)
The Department is seeking a hand held language translation device for prison officers to be used for communications with non-English speaking prisoners. The device should be portable, practical and accurate in its ability to translate conversations in real-time into a range of languages.
government  funding  translation  software  mmv 
june 2009 by pfctdayelise
Funding Information
2. The Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund

Through the Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund a total of $9.36 million over three years is available to organisations, including universities, higher education providers, businesses and Asian communities.

The Fund will promote the teaching and learning of Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean languages and cultures.
australia  indonesian  funding  government 
june 2009 by pfctdayelise
Collaborative Internet Innovation Fund
Really interesting funding available! Collaborative = business + community? Innovative = Web 2.0?!
government  victoria  funding 
june 2009 by pfctdayelise
Government Information Licensing Framework - Home
The Government Information Licensing Framework (GILF) makes it easy for people who use public sector information (PSI) to understand the rights of use associated with PSI material.

GILF comprises a simple open content licensing framework, designed to assist in the management of government intellectual property, and encourage the use of PSI through increased availability and accessibility.

GILF encourages custodians to think more broadly about the potential users of PSI and contains guidelines for agencies preparing information for publication or distribution. In turn, it enables customers to understand how they can re-use PSI in a legally appropriate way.
australia  government  PSI  openaccess 
april 2009 by pfctdayelise
Vic Govt limited Google's bushfire map: News - Communications - ZDNet Australia
The search giant's search for data to plot fires on public lands — which are managed by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) — produced an entirely different result. With no public feed of the fires' location and an explicit denial of permission to access its own internal data, the engineers were ultimately unable to plot that data on the map as well.
google  australia  government  PSI  fail 
february 2009 by pfctdayelise
No Clean Feed Forum • Index page
Organising protests against the "clean feed" AKA censored internet.
australia  censorship  government  activism 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
Open Access to Public Sector Information - Seminar
6 March 2008, Canberra. This event was hosted by the Office of Spatial Data Management (OSDM) in collaboration with the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), the Queensland Government and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT
openaccess  geospatial  government  australia 
april 2008 by pfctdayelise

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