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November 16, 2013  7:42 AM

Who won the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, BSI, business case, Cabinet office, cabinetoffice, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, experian, Fogging, identity, nist, oix, OJEU, RTI, STORK, tScheme, Universal Credit, Verizon

We know who lost in the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy - the taxpayer and the private sector bidders. Who won, apart from the fraudsters?

The fraudsters appear to be looting more from DWP and HMRC than the annual spend of GCHQ (even including that paid for by the...

November 7, 2013  6:56 PM

Should G-Cloud and the GDS be taken seriously as contenders to run Universal Credit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CloudStore, dwp, G-Cloud, HMRC, Oracle, RTI, Universal Credit

Today's release of the Public Account Committee savaging of DWP officials and the departmental response that it does not take account of the changes made...


May 7, 2013  5:47 PM

Government Digital Service condemned for shallow thinking

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, cabinetoffice, inter-operability, Open source, PAYE, RTI, Universal Credit

I recently described the rightly praised Government Direct website as lipstick on the face of a pig, and gave one example of what lies beneath...


November 22, 2012  10:05 AM

Good Data for Good Government – and plans for the Universal Credit

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, dwp, HMRC, ICAEW, information technology, Logica, PAYE, Professionalism, RTI, Universal Credit

Last night Stephen Timms addressed the IT Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His audience was a mix of IT and Accounting Professionals, including members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Readers of this blog will know


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