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May 15, 2012  3:20 PM

Sackings mount over DWP data leaks

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dwp, Government IT, IT and security, local government, privacy

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November 8, 2011  8:53 PM

CSC bags phone support for cyber warriors

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Government IT, IT and security, Outsourcing, Procurement, standardization of Government IT

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August 31, 2011  1:04 PM

Godfather of code-breaking leaves legacy of make do and mend

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Government IT, IT and security, success stories

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March 7, 2011  11:07 AM

Give Linux security clearance, US told UK

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Government IT, IT and security

The British intelligence services pushed the open source Linux operating system through security clearance in order to meet a US request for operational interoperability of computer systems.

GCHQ, the signals intelligence arm of the Ministry of Defence, fast-tracked a version of Linux...


February 16, 2011  12:26 PM

G-Cloud: introducing the neo-database state

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CIOs, Data sharing, database state, G-Cloud, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, IT legal developments, politics, project failures, Project management, spin, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability

Now the Home Office has destroyed its prototype ID database in a publicity stunt, the government is putting the finishing touches to plans that would put the real Identity Scheme databases at the heart of a powerful...


January 12, 2011  8:17 AM

Advisers foretold ID’s doom

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Data sharing, database state, government and PR, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, poor communications, privacy, project failures, transparency and accountability

The Identity Card Scheme offers a lesson in the infeasibility of IT systems held to political ransom. The cost of failure was too high for the Labour government. So the Home Office pressed on Quixotically with the system, despite never overcoming its critical weaknesses.

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November 1, 2010  9:20 PM

Papers please!

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Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, politics, privacy, £6bn Tory savings

The House of Lords has been scrapping Identity Cards this last fortnight. Sort of.

It's not simply a matter of "scrap the ID scheme", as the coalition government promised. It's like one of those...


October 22, 2010  3:07 PM

ID v2.0 – the ConDem Pitch

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, local government, privacy

Want to know how the Identity Scheme will look under the ConDems?

Mydex, the company providing the technology for the government pilots* spelled...


January 25, 2010  11:40 AM

MoD admits 16 security breaches were via social media sites

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freedom of information, IT and security, Project management


Under the Freedom of Information Act, Lewis PR asked the Ministry of Defence how many incidents there have been of confidential information or records being leaked via social media sites and the internet in the last 18 months.

The MoD said 16. It was more slippery when Lewis PR...


December 4, 2009  12:00 PM

IT suppliers and government dispute costs of IT security

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IT and security, Outsourcing, Project management


Plans to introduce mandatory security improvements across government have become mired in contractual disputes with IT suppliers that do not want to carry the cost. Full...

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