When IT Meets Politics:

May, 2012

May 31, 2012  10:17 AM

Order now to avoid 300% price hike in on-line IT training fees

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Information security, lockdown, Olympic, On-line, soma

On June 14th the introductory offer of £95 for a years subscription to the e-Skills National Skills Academy for IT come to an end and the price rises to £359, although there will be discounts for multiple subscriptions.

This is great...

May 30, 2012  12:21 PM

How practical are HMG’s Olympic Teleworking Ambitions ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, Cabinet office, Olympic, Telecommuting

Back in February thousands of civil servants were told to work from home for a couple of days as a test of...

May 25, 2012  1:49 PM

Is DWP herding the vulnerable on-line, to be fleeced ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Paypoint, social inclusion

Next week will see the 2012 National Digital Conference with over a thousand delegates exploring "the policy, leadership, innovation...

May 18, 2012  8:47 PM

Has Cabinet Office given up on trying to dictate ID solutions ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, OpenID

I am told that the Cabinet Office ID team are going to Washington to look at the Open Identity Exchange . I assume this is linked to the Open Identity Foundation although I see some subtle, and some not so...

May 17, 2012  4:23 PM

Sir Humphrey 3, Ian Watmore 0 – is this end of the UK Office of the President ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Iam Watmore played a unique role in the attempt to create a UK equivalent of the Office of President: from the Anderson/Accenture support for the New Labour project through to a return to the centre of power after the transition to a coalition government. However, the idea that the delivery of...

May 15, 2012  5:26 PM

How not to reform a voting system that would disgrace a banana republic

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

May 11, 2012  12:33 PM

The Great Surveillance Rip-Off – spending more to achieve less

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

What really annoys me about the current proposals for the Interception Modernisation Programme is how much it will cost,...

May 5, 2012  8:06 AM

Democracy Won – but it was close run : we still need action on election fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
London, politics

The nail-biting climax to the London Mayoral Election with ballot boxes of postal votes supposedly emerging from storage cupboards at the last moment indicates that something is very rotten with the state of electoral conduct in the UK. Democracy is a precious gift and it does not come cheap. Once...

May 2, 2012  5:05 PM

Will tomorrow see the first major UK election stolen by fraud since the 19th century?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
benefit, Election, Fraud, Universal Credit

During the run-up to the referendum on the Alternative Vote I blogged on the need to address fraud in the electoral register as one of the start points for the manufactured...

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