Seittenranta to be permanent DPS CIO


in brief Long-time Centrelink and Department of Human Services IT executive Eija Seittenranta has been appointed to a permanent role as the chief information officer of the Federal Department of Parliamentary Services, following a temporary appointment to the role in October.

The move was outed on Seittenranta’s LinkedIn profile. On it, the executive writes: “I have accepted a permanent move into this position from January 2013. “DPS provides ICT services for the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians and their electorate offices as well as to the Department itself. We also provide some shared ICT services to the other parliamentary departments. A key priority will be implementation of findings from the Roche Report.”

The Roche report, published in October last year, was a document damning the Parliament’s IT service delivery and infrastructure. It found the Parliament has “no parliament-wide IT strategic plan” and no mechanism for making strategic IT decisions, despite a decade of reports warning of the situation.

Image credit: Eija Seittenranta