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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

December 16, 2014  6:08 PM

Introducing the Devereux-Hodge shambolicness scale for rating progress of Universal Credit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

If Universal Credit were made into a Hollywood rom-com, you just know that Margaret Hodge and Robert Devereux would be the central characters. Thrust into repeated opposition on different sides of a heated Public Accounts...

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November 28, 2014  12:03 PM

DWP still has lessons to learn to make Universal Credit IT a success

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

"Unacceptably poor management" and "wasted time and taxpayer's money" - that's how Margaret Hodge, MP, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee described Universal Credit this week.


July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


December 12, 2013  7:27 AM

Universal Credit IT: What we know; what we don’t know

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Agile, BT, GDS, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

"There is no debacle on Universal Credit" declared Iain Duncan Smith in his opening salvo to MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee this week.

The...


November 8, 2013  11:46 AM

What is the public interest in Universal Credit IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?

My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the


September 18, 2013  12:53 PM

10 years tickling the toes of NHS IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, lorenzo, NHS, NPfIT, PAC

When Richard Granger, then the director-general of NHS IT, signed the contracts for the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) in 2003, he famously promised he would hold the suppliers' "feet to the fire."

Ten years on, it's clear that the contracts instead called for the NHS to rub their...


September 12, 2013  11:33 AM

How much worse will Universal Credit IT problems get?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?

Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...

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July 18, 2013  1:33 PM

BT: Caring corporate or vampire death squid?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
4G, Broadband, BT, NAO, Ofcom, PAC, regulation, telecoms, Virgin Media

MPs on Parliamentary select committees do enjoy starting a good meme.

Thanks to Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, it is commonplace to describe


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