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March 9, 2018  10:01 AM

Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Brexit, dwp, FOI, Government IT, Public sector

Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme. I say...

March 17, 2016  12:09 PM

When IT contracts become a “once in a generation” thing

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Government IT, local government

While central government is increasingly moving away from outsourcing deals with single suppliers with a clear view of creating agile services that respond to the changing needs of both government and the public, the picture is very different in some local...


January 12, 2016  4:07 PM

While local government falls outside GDS’s remit, don’t forget that councils need support too

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Government IT

The New Year has started off highlighting an old problem: Lack of central support for local government's digital transformation.  

Mostly filled with delegates from local councils, the room at the first government IT event of the year, the


November 16, 2012  2:58 PM

CSC paid 0.5% tax on £1.5bn outsource

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Outsourcing, Procurement, transparency and accountability

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November 2, 2012  4:55 PM

UK goes royalty-free… but not for COTS

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards

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October 30, 2012  4:56 PM

Cornwall outsourcing revolt spreads to London

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, Procurement

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October 26, 2012  12:28 PM

UK open standards and the proprietary ecosystem

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards

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October 2, 2012  7:00 AM

MPs get in a funk over open source

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, project failures


September 14, 2012  11:17 AM

NHSIT deal too good to be true

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Electronic Care Records, Government IT, transparency and accountability

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June 29, 2012  12:07 PM

Boris campaign chief gives Twitter generals lesson in psy-ops

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, politics, Social networking

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