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August 10, 2018  1:52 PM

What will Liam Maxwell’s departure from government mean for digital?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
AWS ( Amazon Web Services ), Brexit, Cabinet office, DCMS, Digital government

Will Liam Maxwell’s departure be the straw that broke the camel’s back when it comes to government’s progress on digital? Earlier this week, news broke that Liam Maxwell, the government’s digital czar, is leaving Whitehall to

October 20, 2017  12:51 PM

Can politics hamper large technology projects?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Cabinet office, Conservatives, GAAP, GDS, Verify

Politics, rightly or wrongly, has an impact on government technology projects. It’s an inevitable part of having a democracy and political prowess can be used to drive transformation, but can it also become an obstacle to success? Earlier this week, I wrote a story in which


February 13, 2017  2:08 PM

The government’s transformation strategy is ambitious, but is it achievable?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Cabinet office, Digital transformation, GDS, government, Strategy

It’s been a long time coming, but the document we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The government transformation strategy, billed as one which will,...


September 30, 2016  2:52 PM

GDS of the future- changes to IT spending controls

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Cabinet office, GDS, HMRC

Times are changing at the Government Digital Service (GDS). Not only is the organisation moving out of its home in Holborn, its power is also shifting. Yesterday, GDS announced in a blog post that...


August 17, 2016  10:06 AM

Will GDS see another mass exodus?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Cabinet office, dwp, GDS, HMRC, Verify

Yesterday saw the departure of another senior figure at the Government Digital Service (GDS) as Gov.uk Verify director Janet Hughes announced she is leaving. The...


July 12, 2013  3:00 PM

Department of Health gave false assurances over NHS software

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
BT, Cabinet office, Contract, contrary, CSC, hospitals, lorenzo, NHS, NPfIT, officials, perpetual, safeguards, Software, statements, Suppliers

Officials falsely claimed the NHS had protected its £7.3bn investment in the National Programme for IT by staking ownership over any software it produced, it has emerged.

Contrary to earlier statements, the NHS never had ownership rights over its software, the Department of Health said...


May 17, 2013  12:32 PM

DWP drops agile from flagship government software project

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Accenture, Agile, ambitious, atrocious, bodge, Cabinet office, calamity, complex, convenient, ditch, dropped, dwp, expense, Failure, IBM, IT projects, Lean, mastermind, press-gang, Questions, Software development, Software project management, U-turn, Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions has dropped a coalition government scheme to avert software disasters from its £2bn Universal Credit programme.

The DWP gave up using the "agile" method of software development for Universal Credit, the coalition government's flaghsip reform...


January 25, 2013  2:53 PM

Digital strategy to axe tens of thousands of central government jobs

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Administration, administrators, ambitious, Automation, average, axed, bloated, bold, bureaucratic, Cabinet office, Calculations, chop, CIO, COO, CTO, Curriculum, Digital skills, Digital strategy, digital technology, digitized, DVLA, expensive, FTE, median, online, Open data, pioneering, posts, radical, retire, stump, Training, Westminster, Whitehall

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December 6, 2012  5:16 PM

Barnet fire-sale neglects real potential for IT-enabled change

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
austerity, budgets, Cabinet office, Capita, GDS, Internet, IT, justification, People, privatisation, proposal, revolution, self-service, Template, Websites

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April 1, 2008  1:25 PM

Congratulations to Government CIO for lowering networked PC costs

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Cabinet office, Fujitsu, libra, Open source, Project management

Congratulations to the Cabinet office and the Government CIO John Suffolk for establishing a commodity price for a large network of supported PCs. It has not been easy to achieve....


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