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DTA discredited by savage auditor-general report

A staggering ANAO report exhibits that the Digital Transformation Company handed out tens of tens of millions of {dollars} with out correct processes.

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It is now clear that the collapse in moral and administrative requirements that characterised the Morrison authorities wasn’t restricted to the ministerial enviornment: the Digital Transformation Company (DTA) has been comprehensively discredited in a savage auditor-general report that exposes astonishing failures in fundamental governance across the tens of tens of millions of {dollars} spent by the company in IT procurement.

It is a report that actually needs to be learn to be believed: not merely did the DTA fail to satisfy fundamental requirements round procurement, however its executives additionally flagrantly breached core procurement guidelines regardless of being advised they had been doing so. The Australian Nationwide Audit Workplace (ANAO) checked out 9 procurements for IT providers between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2021, and located none of them was achieved correctly. They totalled greater than $54 million and included the disastrous COVIDSafe app. There have been failures at each stage of the method for each procurement. The ANAO concludes:

The DTA’s procurement of ICT-related providers has been ineffective … The DTA has established a procurement framework, however its implementation and oversight has been weak … the DTA has not been following its inner insurance policies and procedures, and there are weaknesses in its governance, oversight and probity preparations for procurements … its method fell in need of moral necessities. None of those procurements absolutely complied with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines … the DTA has not managed contracts successfully.



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