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DTA wraps up digital ID pilot on myGov – Strategy – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has completed a month-long pilot of the federal government’s new digital identity credential on the myGov online services portal. The pilot, which came to an end last week, saw a small group of users authenticate using the Australia Taxation Office’s myGovID app instead of the portal’s existing two-factor system. myGovID allows […]

DTA improves Bluetooth privacy on COVIDSafe – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has updated its COVIDSafe contact tracing app to allow Android users to remove their user-assigned device names from being exposed over Bluetooth. The update – its third since the source code for the app was released almost three weeks ago – was pushed out on Tuesday to “further enhance the protection and […]

DTA fixes COVIDSafe Bluetooth privacy bug – Security- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has fixed a security issue with its COVIDSafe contact tracing app that exposed Android device names over Bluetooth. The update – its third since the source code for the app was released almost three weeks ago – was pushed out on Tuesday to “further enhance the protection and anonymity of users”. […]

DTA moves to replace $130 million-plus cloud services panel – Strategy – Cloud- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has moved to replace the whole-of-government cloud services panel after initially delaying the procurement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency on Thursday approached the market to fill its proposed cloud marketplace panel, which is now expected to launch in early 2021. The panel was initially slated to launch by July […]

DTA chief defends AWS pick for COVIDSafe – Strategy – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Digital Transformation Agency chief Randall Brugeaud has defended his agency’s decision to use Amazon Web Services for the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app. Brugeaud told a Senate Inquiry into the government’s COVID-19 response that the hyperscale cloud provider was chosen due to the extent of its service offering, which extends beyond hosting. He said the […]

DTA admits COVIDSafe performance “highly variable” on iOS – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Digital Transformation Agency has admitted there will be instances where the COVIDSafe fails to capture digital handshakes on iOS, despite previous assurances from ministers that the contact tracing app works in both the foreground and the background. But the peak IT agency maintains the Bluetooth issues aren’t clear cut, refuting claims made by some […]