Integrity and Trust
Sponsored by the Justice Sector (the Ministry of Justice, the New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections, the Crown Law Office and the Serious Fraud Office)
New Zealand has one of the most honest public services in the world. The work done by public servants deserves to be valued and trusted. The Justice Sector Award for Excellence in Integrity and Trust recognises the importance of that trust ??? and that it is hard won and easily lost. The best programme of projects will be those where the organisation can demonstrate that people thought creatively about how to meet the highest standards of integrity and build trust with the people and communities they serve, or how to do the right thing where the normal rules or responses may not be enough.
- Liquid data
- Networked accountability
- Data as infrastructure
- Social coding
- Data commons
- Lean government
- Smart government
- Sharing economy
- Preemptive health care
- Predictive data analytics
- Algorithmic censorship and algorithmic transparency
- Personal data ownership
- Open journalism
- Automation, artificial intelligence and employment
The ITU has a role in supporting theexpansion of telecommunications infrastructure, andimproving access to this infrastructure for developingcountries. But telecommunications infrastructure and thedata that travels over it are two different matters, and theexisting governance systems work well.
Spoken like a true structural separatist!
Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says New Zealand will try to block an international move by some governments to take over the running of the internet.
Mrs Adams made the announcement at the first regional internet community conference, NetHui South, in Dunedin on Friday.
Mrs Adams says New Zealand will vote againt the move, because the not-for-profit agencies including ICANN, which organise the worldwide web, are doing a good job.She says the current system allows stakeholders from governments, academia, business and the wider internet community to have input and has proven itself flexible enough to cope with rapid changes in technology.
Internet New Zealand chief executive Vikram Kumar applauded the New Zealand Government’s stance, saying it is a huge step forward as government control of the internet would kill its openness and innovation.
These locked-down kiosks are provided so you could look for jobs online, send off CVs etc. They???ve had some basic features disabled, which supposedly meant that you couldn???t just open up File Manager and poke around the machine. However, by just using the Open File dialogue in Microsoft Office, you could map any unsecured computer on the network, and then open up any accessible file.
This basically means you can grab any file that wasn???t bolted down on the network, while standing in the middle of a WINZ office. And that???s what I did.
Not exactly rocket science.
Social Media Advisor (Temporary)Communications Unit, Communication and Engagement Group
Sirocco the kakapo, the celebrity spokesbird for conservation, needs an equally savvy social media expert to help engage more people with conservation and deliver better service online. This is a two year temporary role in the Communication Unit’s web team.
When planning your career, avoid these pitfalls, behaviors evidenced by many elected officials:
- In all things, look for money first. Listen to people with money, respond to people with money, justify your actions around money. Worth noting that 47% of those in Congress (House and Senate) are millionaires–an even greater percentage than those that are lawyers.
- Embrace the fact that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Aspire to run systems you don’t understand.
- Compromise over the important issues, but dig in and fight forever over trivia.
- Along those lines: focus obsessively on the short run. Even though you are virtually assured of re-election, define the long term as “before the next election.”
We are jealous of our reputation as a politically neutral and impartial agency and put considerable effort into protecting that reputation. We take pains to ensure that we do not put ourselves in a position where we can be accused of political bias.
Tom Frewen’s dissection of NZOA’s derangement. The irony is Jane, that this attempt to prevent broadcast of material that might upset the incumbent party is completely biased and not politically neutral, now is it?