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May 19, 2017  11:11 AM

Election manifestos reveal only a few clues to the future for digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, .gov.uk, CDO, Digital government, GDS, Verify

It’s easy to read too much into any party election manifesto, but the

May 15, 2017  2:07 PM

UK government, NHS and Windows XP support – what really happened

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GDS, Government IT, Information security, IT security, Microsoft, NHS, Ransomware, Windows XP

In all the debate about the NHS ransomware attack, much has been made of a...


April 21, 2017  3:11 PM

Don’t expect much that’s new from political parties’ digital manifestos in General Election

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Conservatives, Digital economy, Digital government, GDS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto

Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community. It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the...


April 7, 2017  11:48 AM

GDS changes start from the top

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, GDS, Government IT, NAO

Last week’s highly critical National Audit Office (NAO) report highlighted the need for change at the Government Digital Service...

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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...


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...


November 15, 2016  1:13 PM

No surprises, few measurable targets, but one big challenge for the new government digital strategy

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

After another summer of turmoil at the Government Digital Service (GDS), with


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