Millions in the mist: Funds for foreign affairs cloud project allegedly mismanaged

Millions in the mist: Funds for foreign affairs cloud project allegedly mismanaged
Winston Peters says issues with the Foreign Affairs cloud project are being "put right". (Image: BusinessDesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
The chief information officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Carol Abernethy, has resigned and now sources within the IT industry and government allege money for a $33 million cloud computing project has been used as a "slush fund" for unrelated IT expenses.Foreign minister Winston Peters has previously said the ministry (Mfat) would not get an extra “cent” for the project after an inquiry by consultants PwC found that benefits had not been delivered and costs had not been tracked properly and had overr...

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