Shaking up government IT

A committee of MPs has published the most significant, hardest hitting report yet into government IT failures. Read some of the...

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A committee of MPs has published the most significant, hardest hitting report yet into government IT failures. Read some of the key articles on the issue.





Open the doors on government IT projects now, demand MPs
Commons committee recommends publication of Gateway reveiws of Whitehall IT projects

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Time for real accountability on Whitehall IT projects, says MPs
Sir Archy Kirkwood is determined to see that more officials and ministers are more open and accountable to Parliament

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CSA IT debacle helped spark the DWP inquiry
MPs launch inquiry after continuing complaints from MPs and the public about an IT-based reform of the Child Support Agency

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Kirkwood: this is just the start
Sir Archy Kirkwood, chair of the Commons committee, tells ministers: act on our recommendations or face more scrutiny

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Why Gateway reviews should be published
The House of Commons Work and Pensions committee hears arguements for and against publishing Gateway reviews

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Public sector at risk of wasting billions on IT

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Commons support grows for Gateway publication
The head of one of the most influential parliamentary IT bodies backs the call to make government IT projects more accountable

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Government pledges new look at laws to stop public sector IT failures
The government is to consider a statutory framework for IT in the public sector, building on the US government's experience

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Brown bets on successful IT delivery
The chancellor's reliance on job cuts and computerisation puts a premium on project management skills

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Minister opens up on contracts
Treasury minister Andrew Smith sets out formal proposals for making information on IT contracts publicly available

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Campaigning to shake up government IT: The articles that launched Computer Weekly's campaign in February 2004

Legislation is the only way to stop central government IT disasters
The UK must legislate to force the public sector's compliance with best practice in IT project management

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How to stop government departments from flouting the basics of project management
There is no end of best practice advice on the implementation of government IT projects, but it is consistently ignored

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Pressure mounts to reform government IT as project failures continue to hit services
A House of Commons select committee is grappling with one of the most fundamental reviews of government IT ever carried out

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This was last published in July 2004



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