Digital Transformation and Strategy (DTS) coordinates and oversees the whole of government data and digital policy framework, including digital services policies, digital security policies and information classification policies. DTS provides guidance to agencies on the implementation of these policies and any related standards.
DTS is responsible for leading projects to drive digital transformation across the WA public sector. DTS developed the Digital Strategy for the WA Government 2021-2025: Convenient, smart and secure services for all Western Australians, and will report on digital projects and initiatives that are delivered under the Digital Strategy, as part of the WA Government’s Digital Strategy Roadmaps. DTS is also progressing the WA Government’s commitment to introducing Privacy and Responsible Information Sharing legislation for WA.
DTS is currently leading and coordinating the WA Government’s approach to improving digital inclusion outcomes for all Western Australians. DTS is developing a Blueprint for Digital Inclusion in WA, including a program of digital inclusion initiatives that address the key barriers of connectivity, affordability, skills and design. The team consulted on a draft approach and is developing the final Blueprint based on feedback from WA people and communities, local and federal government, industry, and community services organisations. Key findings from the consultation are highlighted in the What We Heard Report.
DTS also supports the Minister for Innovation and ICT’s participation at the Data and Digital Ministers’ Meeting (the DDMM). The DDMM is comprised of Ministers from around Australia who are working to align policies and services to improve the way that governments deliver services to their people and businesses.