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February 21, 2017  12:26 PM

Gov.uk Verify ID providers eye the prize of HMRC’s digital users – but what happens without them?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
.gov.uk, Cabinet office, GDS, HMRC, Identity assurance, Identity management, Verify

In all the recent talk about whether HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is truly committed to the Cabinet Office’s Gov.uk Verify service, there’s been less...

February 15, 2017  3:26 PM

HMRC ID vs Gov.uk Verify – what’s the difference, and why it matters

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, GDS, HMRC, Identity assurance, Identity management, Verify

The long-term row between HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Government Digital Service (GDS) over online identity assurance broke into the...


February 14, 2017  12:13 PM

GDS, HMRC and Verify: so much for cross-government digital collaboration

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, GDS, HMRC, Identity assurance, Verify

Less than a week after Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer announced the new government transformation strategy, its central premise is already in question after HM...


February 10, 2017  11:39 AM

Government digital strategy ticks the boxes – but real transformation needs more radical ambition

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, GDS

The long wait for the new government digital strategy may have caused frustration in some places, but clearly within the Cabinet Office the extensive delays have...


October 13, 2016  2:29 PM

GDS: Will the strategy still be delivery?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, IT Strategy, Whitehall

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is an uncertain place at the moment – or so the rumour mill says. The team are carrying on with their pre-existing strategy – one that was written last year to justify


October 5, 2016  11:51 AM

Even GDS creator Francis Maude is worried about future of GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, GDS

Followers of the ups and downs of the Government Digital Service (GDS) will be aware of the question marks surrounding the future of the...


September 15, 2016  3:50 PM

The all-new GDS under Kevin Cunnington starts here

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, dwp, GDS, Government IT

So, the first phase of changing the Government Digital Service (GDS) is underway, and it’s clear there is a lot more to come. The Cabinet Office pitched the latest news as...


August 23, 2016  8:10 AM

How to break up GDS without breaking up GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, dwp, GDS, Government IT

The Cabinet Office and its latest recruit – new Government Digital Service (GDS) chief Kevin Cunnington – are adamant that


July 29, 2016  10:34 AM

No matter what happens next, GDS’s long-term future is not assured

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital strategy, dwp, GDS, HMRC

No matter what happens next for the Government Digital Service (GDS), you can assume three things will be true: 1 - The Cabinet Office will make...


March 24, 2016  2:04 PM

Are there more changes ahead for the Government Digital Service?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
.gov.uk, Cabinet office, GAAP, GDS, Government IT, Verify

As we all know, the Government Digital Service (GDS) was awarded £450m by George Osborne in his Autumn Statement last year.


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