Information Technology is developing at a rapid pace, opening up new possibilities for automating tasks and enriching the lives of people worldwide From computer hardware to software applications, information technology is part of our world – converting, storing, protecting, processing, transmitting and securely retrieving information. The Chief Information Officer is responsible for the FBI’s overall information technology efforts, including developing the FBI’s IT strategic plan and operating budget, developing and maintaining the FBI’s technology assets, and providing technical direction for the reengineering of FBI business processes.
The installation of the Department of Defense’s SIPRNET (Secret Internet Protocol Router Network) meant that FBI employees have greater means to send and receive secure information with their partners in the IC. Future IT improvements call for replacing 20 percent of the FBI’s oldest IT hardware each year, as funding permits, to minimize obsolescence.
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (or equivalent) degree with a minimum average of 60% across all of the third-year subjects and an average of at least 70% over the best third-year level computer science and information technology subjects (project included) to the value of 60 credit-points.
In 2015, 97 per cent of our University’s research had been assessed at a world-class standard or above by the Excellence in Research for Australia ratings which included the fields of artificial intelligence and image processing, disrupted computing and information systems.
The term information technology was coined by the Harvard Business Review, in order to make a distinction between purpose-built machines designed to perform a limited scope of functions and general-purpose computing machines that could be programmed for various tasks.