This audit would examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) governance and management of its information and communications technology (ICT) environment and major ICT projects. The audit would assess Defence’s management of ICT issues at the whole-of-Defence, Chief Information Officer Group and project levels.

The Defence Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategic Direction 2016–2020 outlined plans to invest $20 billion in ICT systems over 10 years across both its ICT capital program and sustainment program.

Defence’s Chief Information Officer Group is undertaking a transformation program for Defence’s ICT capability, which is affecting end-user computing, the Defence network, standalone networks and data centres.