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January 4, 2016  6:43 PM

UK Digital Strategy – two weeks to give your views on how the UK will cross “the next frontier”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Cabinet office, DCMS, Defra, Digital strategy, RAeGDS, Skills


On the 29th December, while most of the world's digital leaders were off-line , Ed Vaizey called for inputs to digitalstrategy@culture.gov.uk...

March 20, 2015  8:14 AM

The reason for the ambiguity of the budget statement on Verify has been explained

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.gov.uk, Asdpire, budget, Cabinet office, dwp, GDS, HMRC, Verify

Yesterday this blog was devoted to Jim Prideaux's take on the budget. Last night a reader pointed out the reason for the ambiguity,


February 7, 2015  10:29 AM

Turning the Super Tanker: Francis Maude’s achievements to date – but its not over yet.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, cloud, G-Cloud, Software as a Service

Francis Maude has announced that he is...

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January 28, 2015  11:12 AM

Will Companies’ House liability for damages help trigger better approach to identity governance?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BCS, Cabinet office, Data governance, Data protection, Google, privacy, Surveillance, Yahoo, Zoopla

We have much debate about information security and data protection but far more harm is caused because accurate information is not available when and where it is needed. The Cabinet Office "liability avoidance" approach to identity and authorisation policy has long been driven by the need to...


December 18, 2014  9:19 AM

Christmas Stocking Fillers for Digital Government Anoraks: 1) Verify invitation to tender

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CCS, D5, Direct.Gov, DPA, dwp, GDS, idap, UKAS, Universal Credit

Press cover for the latest phase of the Government Online Identity framework is beginning to emerge.


November 14, 2014  10:09 AM

Why IT Projects Fail – forty years on and what is new?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office

One of latest downloads from the Computer Weekly website is entitled "


October 13, 2014  12:22 PM

When IT fails to meet politics: why non-discussions at 2014 party conferences were so dangerous

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Broadband, Cabinet office, capitalism, Conservative, Corporatism, CTF, Facebook, freedom, Google, ISP, Labour, Microsoft, Schumpeter, Skills, techUK, twitter, UKIP, United Kingdom, Web

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March 8, 2014  12:48 PM

Agile is not enough, neither is “systems integration” – we need a new approach to Digital Government

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, Cabinet office, Ebay, Facebook, HMRC, Universal Credit

John Alexander and I have been exchanging e-mails over my analysis of the tensions between Cabinet Office and the "Silos of State" over the way forward for the delivery of public services, including how much of the problem is technology and how much is using arguments over technology are proxies...


February 1, 2014  9:38 AM

Everyone is recording what we do over the Internet: why should the NSA and GCHQ be different?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, cyberbullying, Data protection, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Google, IBM, ICANN, ISOC, Nominet


On February 18th I am due to propose the motion "Nobody is telling the  truth about cyber security - not even when they think they know what the truth is" at a Real Time Club dinner debate.

I do...


November 30, 2013  10:08 AM

“The Internet has been turned into a giant surveillance machine”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Cabinet office, censor, cloud, Google, Google Analytics, Internet, ISOC, Open data, privacy, Surveillance

I have just received the latest ISOC newsletter with a link to the press release after the 88th meeting of the Internet Enginering Task...

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