Australian Government Information Management Office

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is a branch of the Australian Government. It was established on 8 April 2004, taking over some of the functions of the former National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE).

Functions of the former NOIE relating to the promotion and coordination of the use of new information and communications technology to deliver Government policies, information, programs and services were placed with AGIMO. On 22 October 2004, the then Prime Minister, John Howard, announced that the Australian Government Information Management Office would be incorporated in the then Department of Finance and Administration. After the 2007 federal election, the name of the department was changed to the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

On 22 October 2004, functions of the former NOIE relating to broader policy, research and programs were transferred to the Office for the Information Economy in the then Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Following the change of government at the 2007 general election, that agency was renamed the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

AGIMO fosters the efficient and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by Australian Government departments and agencies. It provides strategic advice, activities and representation relating to the application of ICT to government administration, information and services. AGIMO administers the Australian Government's principal online gateway, as well as the pan-government online collaboration service Govdex.

On 11 April 2008, the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, announced that Sir Peter Gershon had accepted his invitation to lead an independent review of the Australian Government's management of information and communication technology (ICT).

The review was to identify ways in which the Australian Government can strengthen the whole-of-government management of ICT and maximise the benefits from ICT to drive greater efficiency and better services. The review was also to examine the way in which Australian Government agencies manage ICT investments, including maintenance, inter-agency links, development and staffing. Sir Peter Gershon was supported by the Department of Finance and Deregulation and submitted his report to the Minister on 28 August 2008, with recommendations on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT within Government. The review was part of the broader ongoing reform agenda to improve the efficiency of government spending and deliver better value for money, which was a component of the election platform of the Australian Labor Party, which won the 2007 general election.

The recommendations of the Gershon Review have been accepted in full by the Australian government and are now being implemented.

AGIMO is also the office of the Australian Government's Chief Information Officer, Ms Ann Steward.

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