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March 30, 2017  1:46 PM

Can GDS avoid becoming just another Whitehall silo? Analysing the NAO’s scathing critique

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital transformation, GAAP, GDS, NAO, Verify

Prior to this week’s publication of the latest National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Government Digital Service (GDS), rumour had it the Whitehall watchdog had pulled back from serious criticism and tempered its observations. A first draft, so it was said, was subsequently toned...

July 20, 2016  6:01 PM

How digital will Theresa May’s government be?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"David Cameron", "Theresa May",, Digital economy, GAAP, GDS, Government IT

Now that the UK government – well, apart from the Labour party - seems to be returning to some semblance of business as usual following the extraordinary political upheavals of recent weeks, the tech community will be wondering where digital issues stand in new prime minister Theresa May’s...

March 24, 2016  2:04 PM

Are there more changes ahead for the Government Digital Service?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick, 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.

November 13, 2015  11:26 AM

Spending review will show how – or if – digital is the future of the public sector

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GAAP, GDS, HMRC, local government, NHS, Verify

November 25th is highlighted in red ink for any IT leader in the public sector. That's the day the chancellor, George Osborne, reveals the winners and losers in the 2015 spending review, which determines how much cash each department, agency and council gets to spend over the next five years.

August 19, 2015  6:09 PM

Why GDS doesn’t matter – the questions for UK digital government

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

The summer parliamentary recess is meant to be a quiet time for anyone writing about government matters, but for those of us following all things technology it's been an unexpectedly busy period.

May 22, 2015  4:19 PM

Business is going digital but IT departments have yet to grasp the way they have to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
bimodal, DevOps, digital, GAAP, Gartner, Hailo, Microservices, OpenStack, Software development

"Digital" is undoubtedly the buzzword of the day in conversations between IT leaders and their executive counterparts in the organisation. But it's only recently that the full implications of "going digital" are becoming clear in the IT department.

We hear plenty about

May 12, 2015  5:34 PM

New government, same government IT? Perhaps not…

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ASPIRE, Cabinet office, G-Cloud, GAAP, GDS, Government IT, HMRC, local government, Outsourcing, SME

On first impressions, the Conservative election victory appears to be business as usual for IT across government. The challenges before the election are...

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