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September 11, 2014  2:17 PM

Could IT hinder Scotland’s desire for change?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Government IT, scotland

Whichever way Scotland votes on its independence, one outcome that is assured will be the need for one of the fastest and most ambitious IT projects the public sector has ever seen.

July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


April 29, 2014  12:49 PM

Is DWP looking for yet another new chief for Universal Credit?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Universal Credit

Is the troubled Universal Credit programme looking for yet another new leader for the project?

A good contact of mine has told me that he was approached by two separate headhunters...


March 5, 2014  12:09 PM

Is DWP about to lose its CIO?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, dwp, GDS, Government IT, Universal Credit

I've been told that the Department for Work and Pensions CIO, Andy Nelson, is about to step down from the role.

The information came from a usually reliable source, but at the time of writing this, the DWP press office has yet to confirm or deny what I was told, despite repeated...


February 14, 2014  1:10 PM

Coding for kids is great – but where do digital skills come from in the meantime?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Camden, Coding, Digital skills, Digital strategy, dwp, Education, Skills, Training, Universal Credit

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the topic of teaching school children how to code.


February 6, 2014  12:48 PM

The question that matters on Universal Credit: Do you believe Iain Duncan Smith?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Government IT, Open source, Universal Credit

Do you believe Iain Duncan Smith?

This is becoming a key question in the progress of the troubled Universal Credit welfare reform programme.

The secretary of state for...


January 9, 2014  2:15 PM

Government digital drive hit by government immigration policies

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, dwp, Government IT, IT skills, Software development, Universal Credit

As any IT manager who has tried to recruit software developers with digital skills and agile experience will know, there are not enough suitably skilled people on the market.

For those that are available, they can pick and choose - a major retailer looking to improve its multichannel...


November 8, 2013  11:46 AM

What is the public interest in Universal Credit IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?

My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the


November 6, 2013  12:19 PM

Universal Credit – now the role of IT suppliers must come under scrutiny

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, Universal Credit

It is increasingly likely the government will have to write-off most, if not all, of the £303m spent so far on developing IT to support Universal Credit.

Multiple sources told Computer Weekly that


September 12, 2013  11:33 AM

How much worse will Universal Credit IT problems get?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?

Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...

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