Computer Weekly gives evidence to MPs

The House of Commons Public Administration Committee last week heard evidence from Computer Weekly about the need for more openness and accountability over major government IT projects, particularly the ID cards scheme.

The House of Commons Public Administration Committee last week heard evidence from Computer Weekly about the need for more openness and accountability over major government IT projects, particularly the ID cards scheme.

At a hearing on the implications for public services of ID cards, Computer Weekly was questioned by the committee's MPs, as were Richard Tyndall a local government expert from consultancy Mouchel Parkman, and Patrick Dunleavy of the London School of Economics

Computer Weekly's evidence focused on the need for the results of the three Gateway reviews conducted so far on ID cards to be published. The reviews are independent assessments of projects at various stages in their lifecycle.

Dunleavy suggested that public spending watchdog the National Audit Office publish an annual report on major IT projects, as it does on defence programmes.

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