The Tasmanian Government's outsourced, managed data network arrangements are known as Networking Tasmania III or NT III. NT III includes a number of contracts with local information and communication technology (ICT) industry organisations for the supply of network, internet, data centre, Wi-Fi and related ICT services. These services support government operations by enabling the secure electronic transmission and storage of information within agencies, between agencies and to external third parties outside the Tasmanian Government.
On 14 November 2014, a pre-tender market consultation period was launched by the Honourable Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Science and Technology, and included the release of the Tasmanian Cloud Networking Tasmania Pre-Tender Consultation discussion paper.
In January 2015, a new discussion paper was released: NT III - Authentication and Authorisation Service: Scoping and implementation approach. The purpose of this paper was to summarise the Government's proposed scope and objectives for implementation of the NT III Authentication and Authorisation Services (AAS)