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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.

February 12, 2016  10:23 AM

Why are so many organisations bringing outsourced IT back in-house?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
EDS, GDS, Government IT, Insourcing, local government, Outsourcing, Skills

To outsource or to not outsource? That, for many IT leaders, has been something of a religious question for a long time. You're either a follower or you're not.

But we are no nearer to answering the question of whether outsourcing works. In recent months, Computer Weekly has talked to...


December 11, 2015  10:53 AM

GDS must respond openly and honestly to NAO criticism

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
e-borders, GDS, Government IT, NAO, PAC, RPA

MPs are often at their most lyrically creative when they sit on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and are given free rein to criticise those they see as miscreants wasting taxpayers' money.

So this week we saw


November 27, 2015  11:24 AM

GDS gets a £450m budget boost – and a £3.5bn incentive to prove digital really works

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

Even people close to the Government Digital Service (GDS) seem surprised - pleasantly so - by the announcement of a £450m budget over the rest of this Parliament.

While it's still not clear exactly how that cash will be allocated, it's a far cry from expectations in the months leading...


November 20, 2015  11:20 AM

Spending review: GDS continues but big cuts ahead in Cabinet Office

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CCS, GDS

The Cabinet Office is set for higher than average budget cuts in next week's spending review, while the future of the Government Digital Service (GDS) appears to be secure - but...


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.


October 22, 2015  2:39 PM

Digital transformation will not happen across local government – so what’s the alternative?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
councils, Digital strategy, GDS, local government

We often hear local government talked about as if it were a single entity. It's particularly common in digital circles - "We need a digital transformation of local government!" being a typical...


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.


August 3, 2015  5:50 PM

What next for GDS after Mike Bracken? The rumour mill begins…

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Whitehall

Within minutes of Mike Bracken announcing his departure as the government's digital chief, Twitter was full of tributes from people in his team at the Government Digital...


August 3, 2015  5:14 PM

Read Mike Bracken’s farewell email to government tech leaders

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

Government digital chief Mike Bracken has announced his shock departure from government, four years after taking on leadership of the Government Digital Service (GDS). There...


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