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October 24, 2016  12:08 PM

GDS under Kevin Cunnington (so far) – different, and yet the same

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Digital government, dwp, GDS, IT Strategy, Whitehall

Computer Weekly’s first opportunity to meet with Kevin Cunnington, the new director general of the Government Digital Service (GDS) answered a lot of questions –...

October 13, 2016  2:29 PM

GDS: Will the strategy still be delivery?

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

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is an uncertain place at the moment – or so the rumour mill says. The team are carrying on with their pre-existing strategy – one that was written last year to justify


September 9, 2016  9:48 AM

The grubby day-to-day frustrations of digital change in Whitehall

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Change management, Digital transformation, GDS, Government IT, NHS, NPfIT, Universal Credit, Whitehall

Change is hard. Few business or IT leaders would disagree with such a statement. But learning the lessons from change should be the easy and obvious outcome. Failing to learn the lessons from change even after those lessons have been repeatedly expressed as a result of repeated problems can...


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...


September 19, 2014  12:32 PM

Greater devolution offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to accelerate digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
devolution, GDS, Government IT, local government, scotland, Whitehall

So Scotland is not going it alone - and in all probability the whole of the UK will be better for that decision.

The independence drive engaged voters in Scotland like never...


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...


October 10, 2013  4:54 PM

The simple answer to bad suppliers: don’t buy from them anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CSC, e-borders, Government IT, NPfIT, Procurement, raytheon, Whitehall

So we added another paragraph to the eternal tale of government IT woes this week, with the news that the Home office e-Borders programme to secure Britain's...


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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September 4, 2013  11:32 AM

DWP prepares the ground for NAO to reveal what’s really happening in Universal Credit IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Government IT, NAO, Universal Credit, Whitehall

In an unprecedented show of partial openness, the head of the troubled Universal Credit programme has gone public on some of the problems in the government's flagship welfare reform project.

This apparent change of heart over the secrecy surrounding Universal Credit is likely to have...


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