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May 13, 2010  4:42 PM

Stemming the flood of ID card applications

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, ID cards, identity cards

Following the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat coalition's rise to power, the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has taken rapid action over the two parties' manifesto promises to scrap ID cards.

A message on the IPS...

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May 12, 2010  5:18 PM

10 urgent IT questions for the new government to answer

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Careers, Government IT, ID cards, innovation, NHS, Skills, SME, Strategy, twitter

So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the


April 9, 2009  12:53 PM

ID Cards: A solution looking for a problem

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Conservatives, ID cards, Passports

The business case for the government's multi-billion pound ID card programme has never been clear.

Ministers have variously touted the cards as a solution to terrorism, benefit fraud and illegal immigration.

Set against these moving goalposts, it is hard to judge whether the...


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