Priorities: Information Management Framework

A key initiative of the NSW Government ICT Strategy is the development of an Information Management Framework to support the way government administers and uses data and information. 

The Framework is a set of standards, policies, guidelines and procedures which are implemented either manually or, where possible, automated through technology. This Framework will enable data and information to be managed in a secure, structured and consistent manner. 

It will ensure that data and information can be appropriately shared or re-used by agencies, individual public sector staff, the community or industry for better services, improved performance management and a more productive public sector. 

NSW Government has adopted a common approach to data and information management, based on seven outcomes-driven principles. 

Sources of authority supporting each principles are mapped providing links to relevant information.

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Information Management Framework Diagram

Key laws which regulate information management across NSW Government A common approach to managing data and information; and implementing standards for data and information Responsibilities for the management and maintenance of the State’s core data and information assets Information management responsibilities for all staff, and mechanisms for monitoring performance Incorporating strategic, operational and administrative data needs into process and system design methodologies A common approach to information architecture and standards for data interoperability This portal for information management guidance Standards for collecting or assessing data that is reliable and fit-for-purpose Advice, standards and policies issued by State Records Authority of NSW Metadata standards to support data interoperability and searching across diverse systems Data definitions and source datasets that support interoperability and exchange of data by NSW Government agencies Establishes the digital information security requirements for the NSW public sector, including the requirement to have an ISMS Guidance for classifying and labelling sensitive information in a manner that is consistent with the Commonwealth security classification system Advice, standards and policies issued by the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW Standard for the addition of a location element to data or information Custodians of strategic information assets; leadership, research, guidance and mentoring for best practices Linking information management with business outcomes and investment principles Principles to facilitate and simplify the appropriate release of government data Using the AUSGOAL framework to support the use of published data NSW Government datasets available on one searchable website Advice, standards and policies issued by the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW A resource for government agencies to discover and share data Guidance to help NSW government employees facilitate information management and sharing Information published by NSW Government agencies, including Annual Reports and open access information released under the GIPA Act A whole of government digital archive to accept, preserve and make available digital Government records as State archives Manage or migrate legacy information and data, including digitisation Assessing information management requirements for new models of service delivery or ICT sourcing Implementing scalable approaches to data storage, retention and disposalOrganisational culture recognises the value of information. Individuals understand their responsibilities and have the capability to manage information.Business-as-usual processes incorporate information management activities.Information management is automated, according to defined policies.Data and information are captured at key points in a business process.Information management activities are adequately resourced.