A world class APS needs the best technology

27 March 2020

Today we published the Protected Utility Blueprint to help government agencies standardise how teams communicate and collaborate across government.

What is Protected Utility?

The Protected Utility program delivers a secure, modern desktop, based on Microsoft Office 365. It will bring together best-in-class productivity tools and facilitate cross-agency collaboration. It will allow staff to create, store and share documents, host online meetings, instant message, manage team sites and project resources — and much more.

The release of the first version of the Protected Utility Blueprint supports agencies to move to a cloud-based capability so teams can easily work together irrespective of where staff are located.

Operate Protected Utility with peace of mind

We developed the Protected Utility Blueprint in collaboration with Microsoft and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. It helps agencies transition to a modern desktop based on the Microsoft Office 365 platform.

The Blueprint includes configuration guides and security documentation which adheres to Protected requirements for government information. It means you can handle up to Protected data, knowing it meets the most stringent cyber standards. It is designed to assist you achieve higher maturity with the Essential Eight.

Benefits of Protected Utility

Protected Utility provides significant benefits for agencies:

  • operational efficiencies
  • leverage the knowledge and expertise of the DTA
  • improved service levels
  • better communication and collaboration
  • improved security posture
  • build a future-ready workforce

There are two options to implement Protected Utility:

  • do it yourself using the provided guides and documentation
  • in collaboration with DTA and Microsoft

Find out more

Visit Protected Utility to find out more. You can also email the Protected Utility team directly on: protectedutility@dta.gov.au.

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For other enquiries email us at info@dta.gov.au