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November 23, 2014  4:30 PM

Where is the Cabinet Office Identity Programme going?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GDS, government, idap, Verify

Over the past few weeks I have received a flow of e-mails regarding the status of the Cabinet Office IDAP programme.  

Is it making steady progress towards creating a market framework for inter-operable identity systems?

Or is it muddying the waters by trying to coerce...

April 26, 2014  7:49 AM

Is BT postponing broadband roll out to fund a content price war?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Barnsley, BDUK, Broadband, Bromsgrove, bskyb, Fluidata, government, Holborn, Inca, Ofcom, PAC, roll-out, Wapping, Whitehall

When I blogged last July on the way that BT was delaying the roll out of fibre to cabinet to inner city areas and locations with a majority of business lines, the exchanges for


August 19, 2013  11:01 PM

Does Google’s privacy policy inspire you with confidence in their on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, advertising, Amazon, Ask.fm, boycott, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, Data protection, Diageo, Fraud, ghettoes, Google, government, Mumsnet, On-line, outage, privacy, Security, trolls, vigilantes

A recent posting on The Drum illustrates 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 12, 2013  11:04 AM

Is Cabinet Office Identity Policy relevant to improving confidence in the on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, Africa, Cabinet office, consultation, Fogging, government, GPG43, HMRC, IDP, OPG, PIA, PNR

Over the past week I have received a number of e-mails, not for posting as comments, regarding the role of UK, EU and US policy with regard to improving confidence in the on-line...

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July 18, 2013  12:01 PM

OFT Call for information on the supply of ICT to the public sector

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, Cabinet office, government, ICT, OFT, Procurement, Public sector

I regularly hear complaints that public sector procurement is dominated by a cartel of a dozen or players advised by teams of consultants...


July 5, 2013  7:24 AM

The time has come to move from confrontation to co-operation in the roll out of rural broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, BDUK, BT, btgroup, G-Cloud, government, liberty, NAO, OFT, publicsector, Sky, Vodafone

BT is under attack from all directions at a time when it will be seeking to maximise cash flow to fund its entry into the quadruple play market. With hindsight,


March 27, 2013  1:16 PM

Whitehall Department to mandate support for a failed procurement service – yet again

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
economy, government, Home Office, police, Procurement, Whitehall

The Home Office response to the...


March 12, 2013  9:24 PM

If the DWP programme is on track, what is the track?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Employment, government, Identity assurance, Universal Credit

When I did my a programme management course as part of my time at the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 13, 2012  5:41 PM

How do you rebuild trust: whether in Banks, BBC, the Internet or a Regulator?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, DNS, freedom of information, government, trust

The Newsnight debacle and the impending libel actions have not only dented trust in the BBC but also in the Internet as a source of reliable information on what is being kept from us and where comment is free. The challenge of


July 16, 2012  1:16 PM

Is BDUK a triumph or a disaster – and for whom?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Eurim, European Commission, Fujitsu, government, KPMG, Objections


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