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August 5, 2019  12:55 PM

Why Gov.uk Verify faces a critical few months – again

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify – the government’s flagship digital identity system – faces a critical few months ahead. Again. As the clock ticks down towards the end of March 2020, when

July 25, 2019  12:52 PM

The only tech question that matters for a new PM: are you ready for the digital future, Mr Johnson?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s traditional upon the coronation of a new Prime Minister to write a list of all the things they need to address in the tech and digital...


July 11, 2019  3:13 PM

We shouldn’t need to debate online identity again, but it’s right that we do

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The latest select committee report by MPs into the progress of digital government in the UK has resurrected a question that has reared its head on several occasions in...


June 7, 2019  3:36 PM

‘A breath of fresh air’ for Gov.uk Verify?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Three months ago, the Government Digital Service (GDS) appointed the first ever director of digital identity, Lisa Barrett – tasked...


May 8, 2019  2:44 PM

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify is the Theresa May of digital government. The embattled Prime Minister faces calls to quit from all around – her own Conservative MPs, grassroots Tory activists, the right-wing press and...


May 2, 2019  10:27 AM

Huawei furore leads inevitably to a global polarisation of the tech sector

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The sacking of defence minister Gavin Williamson is another indication of how


April 12, 2019  10:33 AM

When will we see the digital transformation of politics?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The digital transformation of government and public service delivery is well under way and is by now – hopefully – unstoppable. It’s taken longer to...


March 25, 2019  12:52 PM

MPs hear more revelations about Gov.uk Verify as troubled project gets a new leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Hello and good luck, to Lisa Barrett  - the newly appointed director of digital identity at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She's taken on what many people outside GDS see as something of a poisoned chalice. You might think it strange, that this job has been created for the first time...


March 22, 2019  11:39 AM

Hubris over Horizon? Post Office shocks High Court with accusation of bias

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Post Office likes to describes itself as “the nation’s most trusted brand”. Anyone following the


March 6, 2019  10:24 AM

NAO hammers another nail into Gov.uk Verify

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s not commonly known outside Whitehall that by the time the National Audit Office (NAO) – Parliament’s independent spending watchdog – publishes a report, it will have been through several iterations. The subjects of the report – government departments and agencies, civil servants and...


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