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Atos pleased after it's cleared of "sharp practice"

By Tony Collins

A Cabinet Office review of the Whitehall contracts of IT services company Atos following a Public Accounts Committee allegation of “sharp practice” has more than  exonerated the supplier. 1,698 more words

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DWP derides claimant complaints over digital rollout of Universal Credit

By Tony Collins

Less than 24 hours after the Institute for Government criticised the DWP’s “tendency not to acknowledge bad news”, the department’s press office has poured scorn on complaints to an MP about problems with the rollout of Universal Credit’s “digital” system. 1,045 more words

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

By Tony Collins

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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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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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Why keep risk registers secret?

By Tony Collins

The Freedom of Information Commission reported comprehensively yesterday on the workings of the FOI Act. It raised the question of whether risk registers and Major Project Authority project assessment reviews should be published. 1,296 more words

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