Information and Technology branch

The Information and Technology branch is integral to the National Archives' transformation to be a world leading archive in the digital age. The branch supports the Archives in meeting its vision and reaching its strategic goals through services, technology, infrastructure, software and security and governance of its information assets to secure and protect them against cyber security threats. We are repositioning the Information and Technology branch as a business partner, leading innovation and creativity at the National Archives through technology.

The branch has four sections: Infrastructure and Technology Operations, Business Engagement, Information Governance and Applications Integration, and a Cyber Security area.

Chief Information Officer strategic priorities

The National Archives of Australia Information and Technology Strategic Direction 2019-2022, outlines a transformation and modernisation journey over the next four years, introducing significant new capabilities and new ways of working. Our transformation is informed by the learnings and best practice initiatives undertaken by other archival and cultural intuitions around the world.

Throughout our transformation, we will ensure the essential records of government are secured and remain accessible and reusable into the future, unlocking Australia's history and supporting the digital economy.

The four year strategy, complements our Digital Archives Program and allows us to implement new, secure, state-of-the-art digital preservation, archival management and access solutions, and enabling services to ensure that the Archives ingests, secures and protects the authenticity and integrity of digital government information.

As outlined in our four year strategy, our branch priorities are to ensure that:

  • The Australian public are able to easily, securely and reliably engage with and access the information held within the archives through their channel of choice
  • Our staff are provided the technology, tools and processes to support them as a professional workforce and be a world leading archive
  • Records and information exchanged with Government departments, stakeholders, and the public are preserved and protected against cyber-attack, breaches of security or privacy, or permanent loss
  • The Information and Technology branch plays a pivotal role in leading creativity and innovation at the NAA.
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