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September 9, 2013  12:04 PM

Is Universal Credit on the right track?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, bermudatriangle, howardshiplee, NAO, PAC, PASC, Universal Credit

The publication of the PASC report on Civil Service Reform, "Truth to Power" , a day after the  the NAO report on the...

August 1, 2011  8:24 AM

Government Shared Services: tunnel vision or myopia: did authors read evidence to PASC enquiry?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IBM, PASC, Shared services

The day after the PASC report "Government IT: a recipe for rip-off"  we have the release of the strategic vision for Government shared Services . The good news is that it is...

July 29, 2011  9:10 AM

I gave 8/10 to PASC Report. Part of my reasoning has already been confirmed

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Government IT, Intellect, PASC

There was much excellent material in the PASC report on Government and IT published yesterday but at the end of my blog yesterday I...

July 28, 2011  12:35 AM

The PASC report goes to the heart of why the rip-off image has come about

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, PASC, Wetware

The PASC Select Committee Report into "Government and IT - a recipe...

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July 27, 2011  12:48 PM

Government and IT: A recipe for rip-offs. Stand by for a kicking

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The report of the Public Administration Select Committee is due to be released at midnight.

It is difficult for many of those who work in IT to comprehend just how unpopular their industry is with politicians and the public. We have many excuses as to why we are...

March 25, 2011  6:57 PM

When Elephants Dance – dive under the table

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, PASC

I have finally made time to read the full text of the Institute of Government paper "System Error: fixing the flaws in Government IT". My fears from...

February 18, 2011  11:04 AM

Why do we never learn? Because good practice is punished hardest when it matters most

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Best Practice, dwp, NPfIT, PASC

The written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee makes depressing reading. Much is not new. It raises the question "why do we never...

January 17, 2011  8:57 PM

Have we learned the lessons of past public sector IT failures?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTA, iMIS, IT Governance, NAO, PASC

One of the questions asked by the Public Administration Select Committee is whether we have learned the lessons form past failures. That raises an interesting question as to what those lessons really are. Among the paper that are not readily accessible on-line are the proceedings of the...

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