Public sector technology purchasing in New South Wales is worth $3bn each year © 123RF
Public sector technology purchasing in New South Wales is worth $3bn each year © 123RF

Buyers' knowledge gap creates ICT corruption weak spot

10 December 2018

Growth in the number of corrupt findings in ICT procurement in New South Wales (NSW) stems from a gap in knowledge between public sector agencies and suppliers.

report has revealed that as government technology purchasing in NSW is now worth around $3bn each year, ICT procurement is a weak spot for corruption. While technology has the ability to make corruption in purchasing more difficult to hide, the increased spend on technology leaves public sector agencies at risk of “control weaknesses”.

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