When IT Meets Politics:

September, 2012


September 30, 2012  6:16 PM

New Minister brings outbreak of common sense to UK Communications policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, Broadband, DCMS

The news that Maria Miller has called in the Mobile Operators for a round table at which she will offer to bring forward the 4G auction, provided they stop playing legal games, indicates why we...

September 30, 2012  2:42 PM

Which cyber-topics will feature at the Party Conferences

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, bigdata, Conservative, Conservatives, Digital skills, Labour, lobbying, Microsoft, Service delivery, Smart grid, Smart meter

As the three main party's implode into a period of soul searching, wondering why their faithful have drifted away, what topics are the lobbyists promoting to those who attend their annual fund-raising events?   

A quick scan of the exbition guides and fringe...


September 10, 2012  5:23 PM

Time to to prepare for the “insourcing spring” of 2013

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, local government, Mouchel, NPfIT

The difficulties experienced at Mouchel has triggered a series of reviews which will lead to many, perhaps most, of its local government service contracts (run by companies...


September 8, 2012  12:44 PM

New DCMS minister releases evidence of BDUK failure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, Gigaclear, LINX, PSN

Maria Miller has acted fast to announce long overdue measures to remove some of the planning obstacles to the installation of new, lower cost, fibre networks. This is linked to the release of a


September 6, 2012  7:55 AM

CESG has indeed produced a readable and succinct “Executive Companion” to Cyber Security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CESG, CIO, CPNI, Information security, WARPs

Yesterday I questioned whether the new CESG Cybersecurity Guide,


September 5, 2012  11:27 AM

Will GCHQ give more serious guidance than the FCC?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
China, cyberwarfare, Flame, GCHQ, Russia, Security

This morning's announcment of a GCHQ initiative to help British business improve its cybersecurity was damned with faint praise in a  0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 4, 2012  7:15 PM

Enjoy your right to surveillance on the scrutiny of the surveillance bill

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Cheltenham, GCHQ, Google, Linkedin, Surveillance

While getting bored with watch comment on the Cabinet Office reshuffle I received a Linked In message recommending I watch the Communications Data pre-legislative scrutiny committee evidence...

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