IT for government and public sector

  • August 09, 2007 09 Aug'07

    VAT bill scuppers convict-watch IT system

    The government IT programme C-Nomis, which was established to aid monitoring convicts, has a £33m capital shortfall because VAT was excluded from the original estimate, the Times has reported.

  • August 07, 2007 07 Aug'07

    GAO slams insecure government information systems

    More than half of US government offices have weak security over their information systems, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

  • August 06, 2007 06 Aug'07

    CIOs get biggest pay packets in Whitehall

    Three chief information officers are among the highest paid civil servants in Whitehall, with salaries that outstrip that of the prime minister and the most senior leaders in government.

  • August 03, 2007 03 Aug'07

    NSA official stumps for information sharing

    In a rare public address, an NSA official told Black Hat attendees that information sharing is the key to better information security, both for the government and for enterprises.

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    US seeks blanket right to intercept phone calls and emails

    The US government wants a blanket right to tap secretly all international phone calls and e-mails made and received by US citizens.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Government transformation plan 'at risk'

    The government's multi-billion pound plan to transform service delivery through joined-up computing is at risk, according to an independent assessment of its Information Assurance strategy.

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    Government awards £40m child database contract

    The government has awarded Capgemini the £40m contract to build and host ContactPoint, an online directory to support communications between those working with children and young people.

  • July 10, 2007 10 Jul'07

    Olympics budget excludes IT costs

    The Government did not budget for IT when costing the 2012 Olympic Games, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report has revealed.

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    Health department to put record straight on NPfIT

    The Department of Health is seeking corrections to the official records of parliament after two ministers attributed to the National Audit Office positive statements on the NHS’s £12.4bn IT plan (NPfIT) that auditors did not make.

  • July 04, 2007 04 Jul'07

    Government brings in top Shell executive to help sort out IT

    The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has recruited top Shell executive Jonathan Simcock to help improve its operational performance.