The New Zealand Herald reports that NZ Chief Information Officer Colin McDonald “is to get more powers and a bigger budget as the government seeks to keep a lid on IT debacles like Novopay and a string of privacy breaches.” Based on a review of the Novopay incident and MacDonald’s review of publicly accessible IT systems, "It's made us take a step and consider that we need to lift the bar,” said Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain. MacDonald's team will receive an additional $1.5 million per year to fund additional staff and resources, the report states.
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