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March 6, 2012  8:23 AM

Stop the Bleeding – the wetware is more important than the software or hardware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclaycard, BT, Cabinet office, Citizencard, dwp, Equifax, experian, Fraud, Google, information technology, ISPs, MBNA, Microsoft, Paypal, Swift, telcos, visa, Vodafone

In my previous blog on the need for the Chancellor to give serious priority to tackling on-line fraud in his budget, I should also have made the point that the software and...

February 12, 2012  7:50 PM

Will 2012 see the end of the Cold War over Intellectual Property Rights?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, China, India, Intellectual property, law, PICTFOR

From the European demonstrations against ACTA  and copyright to arguments on Open Software and patent the quiet Cold War over digital intellectual property rights (whether software or content) is hotting up. In the UK it...


November 25, 2011  8:44 PM

Can the tribes of Whitehall implement a co-operative Cybersecurity Strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Home Office, Private sector, Whitehall

The UK Cybersecurity Strategy announced today provides a long overdue linkage between  initiatives led and planned via Home Office, BIS, MOD, Cabinet Office,...


October 14, 2011  8:27 AM

Joining up the fight against on-line fraud – London is serious. Is Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACPO, BIS, Cabinet office, DCLG, dwp, Eurim, HMRC, Home Office, MoJ, Soca

On Thursday the Lord Mayor of London, hosted the launch of Fighting Fraud Together. The


January 22, 2011  12:41 PM

Local Government does IT better and cheaper

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, NPfIT, PFI, Procurement, Socitm

I have spent much of the past week helping review material for submissions to the Public Administration Select Committee enquiry. I have also done one of my own to cover points not likely to be made by others. Yesterday, however, I took time out to review the latest


September 14, 2010  10:39 AM

Do Whitehall procurement frameworks add value?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Eurim, IA10, NENs, PSN

One of the first tasks under the Cabinet Office "Structural Reform Plan"  was the creation of a new Cabinet Office "


July 30, 2010  5:49 PM

Is government about to be transformed?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CCTA, ERG, Janet, NEN, OGC, OJEU, REIP

The Cabinet Office draft structural reform plan is curiously unambitious in some areas (for example the £6 billion savings targets set for the Efficiency and Reform Group) and  centralist in...


June 20, 2010  6:46 PM

The timetable for the Public Sector Revolution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, OGC, Plan, treasury

If you have not already done so, take a look at the "Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan". This is the timetable for the hundred days to change the heart of Government. OGC moved from Treasury to to Cabinet Office...


July 28, 2008  10:57 AM

The transformation of government begins: burying good news instead of spinning bad

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, DAS9PED), MISC31, PSX(E)

The GC Weekly  newsletter was headed "A dim way to bury good news": referring to the way that Transformational Government - our progress in...

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