The government publishes progress report on IT overhaul

The government has published details on the progress it is making on its plans to make government more efficient.

 

In a document entitled: Business Plans: Check progress on implementing our policies, the government outlines the progress it is making on its IT overhaul.

 

Click here for the document.

 

Here is a summary of the progress of the government’s four part plan to integrate ICT infrastructure across central government, and improve value for money in ICT. 

 

1 – Increase the CIO’s power to integrate ICT across government.

 

The government has completed this apparently. I never saw any announcements but it is long overdue. Giving the government CIO the teeth to implement a government-wide strategy that is adhered to by department CIOs is a good thing. Completed

 

2 – Draft ICT infrastructure strategy, including government cloud computing strategy.

 

This has also been completed.

 

3 – Begin regular publication of performance details of all ICT projects above £1m.

 

This should have started in September and is now overdue

 

4 – Complete the first version of a cross-departmental asset register.

 

This will start in May next year and end the same month.
 

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