John Hilvert

Canberra correspondent John Hilvert has twenty years experience in journalism, public policy, web development and research. Writing from Parliament House in Canberra, Hilvert has worked in public policy for five Commonwealth agencies, authored over a dozen education books, worked as communications director for the Internet Industry Association and edited Australian PC User magazine. Hilvert has also worked as a journalist The Australian, MIS and Computerworld Australia, among other titles. He is an unashamed bluegrass tragic.

Recent articles by John Hilvert

All the tech news from Budget 2015

All the tech news from Budget 2015

Government pours cash into national security, hunts IT savings.
John Hilvert May 13 2015, 7:51AM Strategy
Budget 2014: the big ticket IT projects

Budget 2014: the big ticket IT projects

Where the dollars are going in IT.
John Hilvert May 14 2014, 7:26AM Data centre
Finance to simplify cloud service contracts

Finance to simplify cloud service contracts

Data centre panel requirements slashed.
John Hilvert Jul 29 2013, 12:24PM Cloud
Data breach notification law to be introduced to Parliament this week

Data breach notification law to be introduced to Parliament this week

Govt aims for March 2014 deadline.
Darren Pauli , John Hilvert May 29 2013, 8:27AM Security
Budget 2013: full IT brief

Budget 2013: full IT brief

Rationalisation and consolidation feature heavily.
John Hilvert May 15 2013, 11:55AM Finance
Aussie gov't mulls geo-blocking ban

Aussie gov't mulls geo-blocking ban

Remedies from the IT price inquiry.
John Hilvert Mar 26 2013, 11:15AM Hardware
Gaps in Australian cyber security centre exposed

Gaps in Australian cyber security centre exposed

Skewed lines of accountability, system readiness.
John Hilvert Feb 13 2013, 8:05AM Security
NBN Co blames contractor for dropped forecast

NBN Co blames contractor for dropped forecast

'Range of issues' force numbers downgrade.
John Hilvert Feb 13 2013, 8:05AM Collaboration
Parliament readies one stop IT shop

Parliament readies one stop IT shop

Lync issues, alleged computer misuse addressed.
John Hilvert Feb 12 2013, 11:33AM Services
Google beats ACCC in High Court

Google beats ACCC in High Court

Ends long-standing battle over misleading advertising.
John Hilvert Feb 6 2013, 11:38AM Collaboration
Aussie IT job vacancies plummet

Aussie IT job vacancies plummet

No bounce back yet.
John Hilvert Oct 26 2012, 12:25PM Services
Cyber attacks against Australian Govt rise

Cyber attacks against Australian Govt rise

Minister urges 'catch, patch and match'.
John Hilvert Oct 24 2012, 12:51PM Security
NBN Co defends fibre rollout progress

NBN Co defends fibre rollout progress

Will meet premises passed targets to June 2013.
John Hilvert Oct 17 2012, 8:06AM Collaboration
Feds prepare multi-million dollar CabNet revamp

Feds prepare multi-million dollar CabNet revamp

Could put sensitive docs on ministers' iPads.
John Hilvert Sep 11 2012, 8:10AM Services
Govt eyes cloud safety guidelines

Govt eyes cloud safety guidelines

Agencies required to show safeguards in place.
John Hilvert Sep 5 2012, 9:24AM Cloud
NSW Govt to cull panels

NSW Govt to cull panels

SME suppliers get more look-in?
John Hilvert Aug 30 2012, 9:58AM Hardware
Copyright could cramp cloud computing

Copyright could cramp cloud computing

Data mining also broached.
John Hilvert Aug 21 2012, 2:27PM Cloud
Datacom joins crowded federal ICT panel

Datacom joins crowded federal ICT panel

Marks 30th entry.
John Hilvert Aug 17 2012, 12:35PM Services
NSW Govt to disclose budget info to tenderers

NSW Govt to disclose budget info to tenderers

Audit sparks new approach to procurement.
John Hilvert Aug 13 2012, 7:10AM Services
CrimTrac wants identity management advice

CrimTrac wants identity management advice

To inform national strategy.
John Hilvert Jul 17 2012, 8:09AM Security

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