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CIO updates

A quick recap of some of my recent CIO columns.

Making a success of digital government (October 2016)

Part 5 of the Digital Economy Bill… 453 more words

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the Digital Economy Bill Part 5 – Data Sharing

Last week I gave my oral evidence to the public bill committee considering the Digital Economy Bill (PDF). I was invited in my capacity as co-chair of the Cabinet Office’s… 6,428 more words

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Review: A Whisper of Horses

Title: A Whisper of Horses
Author: Zillah Bethell
Series: – –
Genre: MG Dystopia
Length: Novel
Available: 11th Aug

A gorgeously lyrical journey of discovery across a reimagined Great Britain.

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single sign-on and data sharing

I haven’t seen my old colleague Stefan Brands for a while, but most days I’ll find myself thinking of or mentioning his work – particularly given some of the naivety and poor thinking that still seems to be doing the rounds when it comes to “ 316 more words

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the future shape(s) of the public sector?

The Institute for Government produced a report in 2014, the shape of the Civil Service: remaking the grade.  It looked at the breakdown of the civil service by salary grade and included this interesting visualisation: 1,416 more words

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Hype, Blockchain – and some Inconvenient Truths

For all the froth and hype about blockchain, you’d think it was going to bring about world peace, and simultaneously solve every problem known to mankind. 1,364 more words

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the problem with "data sharing"

The consultation closed recently on the “Better use of data in government” proposals. It has been some two years in the making and yet seems to be a superficial retread of many of the ideas repeatedly surfaced by civil servants to previous administrations – Transformational Government (2005), the Identity Card Act (2006), and the Coroners and Justice Bill (2008) amongst them. 1,957 more words

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