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July 18, 2011  2:21 PM

Transparency skin deep for IDv2.0

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
freedom of information, ID cards, IDv2.0, Sir Humphrey, spin, transparency and accountability

The thing rendered most transparent by the Cabinet Office transparency programme is the transparency programme itself: you can see right through it.

This became apparent when Prime Minister David Cameron dropped his pants over the News International phone hacking scandal. The government...

July 18, 2011  1:58 PM

Cabinet Office refuses disclosure of IDv2.0 plans

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
freedom of information, ID cards, IDv2.0, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability

So much for the "astonishing speed" with which the Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy Nick Clegg said technology was "spreading information" and "decentralising power" when they launched their transparency programme in May 2010. They were going to strengthen the FOI Act. What is really...


June 28, 2011  3:06 PM

UK shakes dust off open source policy

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Sir Humphrey, SMEs, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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January 5, 2011  5:07 PM

Whitehall power brokers pick at Open Sores

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Sir Humphrey, spin, transparency and accountability

Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom is about as reliable a source as a Libdem election promise or a Tory public service.

The ostensible data sharing tzar has nevertheless published a book of absurd tweets that might help distract you, if but momentarily,...


November 25, 2010  5:31 PM

DirectGov spunks £200m

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, politics, project failures, Sir Humphrey, social inclusion, spin, £6bn Tory savings

Has DirectGov really spent £200m producing websites, Jerry Fishenden, LSE fop, former Microsoft suit, and general man about town, asked last year.

Since Fishenden had asked the question via Twitter of Sir Bonar-Neville Kingdom, the ostensible Data Sharing Czar...


June 21, 2010  1:15 PM

IT openness is coming – Cabinet Office

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
CIOs, Government IT, local government, Project management, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability

 

Government CIO John Suffolk and his colleagues are preparing plans for the publication of IT-related documents that have always been secret and  difficult to obtain even under the Freedom of Information Act.

The plans include the publication of:

- Gateway...


June 16, 2010  1:30 PM

Is summary care record being reviewed because all IT-based projects are being reviewed?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Project management, Sir Humphrey


When NPfIT minister Simon Burns declared in a letter to the BMA that the government was reviewing the summary care records scheme, his announcement came at a good time: GPs were voting...


June 15, 2010  7:00 AM

Highlights of confidential UCL report on summary care records

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability

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A report by University College London on the summary care record scheme is expected to be published on Thursday.

Today this blog publishes highlights from a draft of the UCL SCR report.

It'll be interesting to compare...


April 14, 2010  12:11 PM

Tory manifesto: what about the promise to publish Gateway reviews?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, Project management, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability


On the "Make IT Better" website, which is run by the Conservative Party, is a promise to publish  gateway reviews "when they are produced, and allow...


February 16, 2010  6:00 AM

Socitm identifies the big flaw in Government IT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
local government, politics, Sir Humphrey


Government CIOs can bring about only limited organisational change - and that may be the biggest single weakness in their job descriptions.

It's a subject touched on in an


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