Federal government contracts need more security
With some 48,000 contracts, worth an estimated $14.8 billion, entered into by federal government departments annually, security procedures for dealing with contractors still require improvement, according to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).
In a recent report titled Managing Security Issues in Procurement and Contracting, the ANAO examined 44 contracts, including at least 20 related to IT, across four agencies to evaluate whether they were effectively managing security risks arising from the use of contractors.
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