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The objective of this audit is to examine whether selected entities implemented agreed ANAO performance audit, Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and other parliamentary committee recommendations.
The objective of the audit is to assess whether Defence Housing Australia (DHA) administers its functions efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with the Government Business Enterprise guidelines.
The objective of this audit is to examine the effectiveness of Defence’s administration of the Future Submarine program to date. The deliverables under the program include the design and construction of 12 diesel-electric submarines, and the development and acquisition of the submarines’ support systems for the Royal Australian Navy at a cost of over $50 billion. On 11 February 2019 the Commonwealth signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with Naval Group which sets out the principles of cooperation for the Future Submarine program.
This is the third in a series of audits of the Future Submarine program. The first audit in this series, Auditor-General Report No. 48 of 2016–17 Future Submarine—Competitive Evaluation Process, reviewed the competitive evaluation process used to select a partner for the design of the submarine. The Future Submarine program was also considered in the context of Auditor-General Report No. 39 of 2017–18 Naval Construction Programs—Mobilisation.
This audit would review the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) implementation of its Business Technology Strategy 2017–2019.
The strategy focuses on three objectives:
protect and enhance business continuity;
improve the quality of information and communications technology (ICT) service delivery; and
develop a greater level of flexibility and agility when responding to requests for ICT services.
The strategy outlines a number of major ICT investments and projects, such as the establishment of new data centres and the completion of upgrades to the department’s Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network, which is the Australian Government’s largest international network.
The audit would conduct a high-level review of the extent to which the strategy has been implemented effectively to achieve objectives, particularly in the mitigation of risks associated with business continuity and the historically fragmented nature of DFAT’s ICT networks.