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April 15, 2016  11:12 AM

Universal Credit shows it is time to make all major government projects open and transparent

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, freedom of information, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

After four years of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spending taxpayers' money on legal fees to prevent the release of key Universal Credit documents, the only surprise revealed by their eventual publication this week was there was so little to be surprised about.

We knew...

October 31, 2013  1:54 PM

The risky politics of open government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, freedom of information, GCHQ, NSA, ODI, Open data

"Open" is the newly favoured word at the heart of government, and one that intrinsically connects politics and technology.

Prime minister David Cameron once promised us "the most open and transparent government in the world", and this week we are seeing both sides of that claim.


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