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Is Sir Humphrey trying to kill off GDS and the innovations it stands for?

Tony Collins

After much progress in recent years, Government IT is at risk of going into reverse. But a return to ways of the past, and routine costly failures of big technology projects, is not inevitable. 2,000 more words

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Paper on Universal Credit IT programme the DWP didn't want published

By Tony Collins

Below are excerpts from a paper on the Universal Credit IT programme that a judge has ruled can be published.

Judge Chris Ryan has granted my request to publish written evidence that the DWP had submitted to an FOI Tribunal for a hearing in February 2016. 4,644 more words

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Another public sector IT project disaster - but a useful failure if lessons are disseminated

By Tony Collins

Comment and analysis

Government Computing reported on 1 July 2016 that the Scottish Police Authority has agreed with Accenture to end their “i6” programme. 2,347 more words

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Avon and Somerset Police to end outsourcing deal after years of proclaiming its success

By Tony Collins

Avon and Somerset Police has been consistent in its good news statements on the force’s “innovative” outsourcing deal with IBM-owned Southwest One. 924 more words

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Capita NHS contract under scrutiny after "teething problems".

By Tony Collins

A seven-year £330m contract signed by NHS England and Capita last September has run into problems.

The difficulties and complaints by GPs raise a question about how officials at NHS England considered it possible that Capita could save 40% in the first year, transform services for GPs, and make a profit – all concurrently. 1,513 more words

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Hidden for four years - a review of Universal Credit IT

By Tony Collins

This is the independent Universal Credit Project Assessment Review  that lawyers for the Department for Work and Pensions went through numerous FOI tribunal appeals trying to keep hidden. 1,040 more words

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Is DWP minister on verge of momentous FOI decision on Universal Credit?

By Tony Collins

Stephen Crabb, IDS’s replacement at the Department for Work and Pensions, faces in the next few days an important first test of his desire for openness over problems on the Universal Credit IT-enabled programme. 863 more words

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