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Did Gauke and Couling break free today of DWP "good news" stance on Universal Credit rollout?

By Tony Collins

Two leaders of the Universal Credit rollout, David Gauke and Neil Couling, faced MPs’ questioning this morning on problems with the rollout of Universal Credit. 880 more words

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Public sector not reporting multiple cyber attacks

By Tony Collins

Successful cyber attacks on parts of the NHS and some councils and universities have not been reported to the police – even where criminals have locked information and demanded ransom payments, … 656 more words

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Whitehall renews facade of openness on major IT projects

By Tony Collins

Headlines yesterday on the state of major government IT projects were mixed.

Government Computing said,

“IPA: Whitehall major projects show ‘slow and steady’ delivery improvement”

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Why are councils hiding exit costs of outsourcing deals - embarrassment perhaps?

Tony Collins

Somerset County Council has refused a Freedom of Information request for the costs of exiting its joint venture with IBM.

But a secret report written last year by officers at Taunton Deane Borough Council – which was a party to the IBM-owned joint venture company Southwest One  – warned that the supplier could attempt to “maximise revenues on exit”. 966 more words

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MPs suggest Cabinet Office is losing its grip on departments - but does it care?

By Tony Collins

The Register has an excellent piece by Kat Hall on how the Cabinet Office is losing its grip on Government departments.

Citing the annual report of the all-party Public Accounts Committee, Hall says there are issues where “departments repeatedly don’t do what they have been told or asked to do by the centre”. 551 more words

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