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CIO To Get Powers, Budget, To Avoid Future “Debacles”

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

June 27, 2013

The New Zealand Herald reports that NZ Chief Information Officer Colin McDonald “is to get more powers and a bigger budget as the government seeks to keep a lid on IT debacles like Novopay and a string of privacy breaches.” Based on a review of the Novopay incident and MacDonald’s review of publicly accessible IT systems, "It's made us take a step and consider that we need to lift the bar,” said Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain. MacDonald's team will receive an additional $1.5 million per year to fund additional staff and resources, the report states.
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