The Australian Department of Defence expects to receive Federal Government approval for major information and communications technology projects valued at $550 million as part of the Strategic Reform Program, according to reports.
Delimiter is reporting that a focus of the programs will be the overhaul and consolidation of payroll systems as part of its Defence Personnel Systems Modernisation program.
A second major project would see an overhaul of the Defence Terrestrial Communications Network, with the department believed to be in negotiations with both Optus and Telstra for the project.
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The overall aim of the programs is to generate long-term cost savings by improving the efficiency and performance of Defence systems.