In April 2015, the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) tabled an audit report on Digital Dashboard: Status Review of ICT Projects and Initiatives. The report recommended the Victorian Government increase its level of transparency around ICT expenditure and the status of ICT projects, with a public-facing reporting mechanism for whole of government.
In response to these recommendations, a high-level ICT reporting standard (STD/Reporting/01) is in place to ensure departments and agencies record relevant ICT expenditure and project information for public reporting.
An ICT expenditure reporting guideline (the ‘Guideline’) has also been developed to support the ICT Reporting Standard Requirements. This guideline provides additional expenditure criteria that department and agencies can record, assisting them to further analyse and understand their ICT expenditure compositions.