Parliamentary inquiry into government IT

Yesterday was the final oral evidence session of the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee‘s Inquiry into the Government’s use of IT.

The Committee heard from the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP (Minister for the Cabinet Office) and Ian Watmore (the Chief Operating Officer of the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group). The purpose of the session was to examine the Government’s proposals for reforming Government IT and whether these will succeed where previous attempts have failed.

A video of the session is available here. Various coverage of the event has also appeared, some of which is below and some of which combines coverage of the session with yesterday’s launch of the new Government ICT Strategy:

Government vetoes “big bang” IT solutions

Whitehall IT Chief Ian Watmore attacks Labour’s record

Government IT strategy will reduce cancelled contracts, says Francis Maude

Ian Watmore says IT projects need earlier scrutiny

Whitehall ICT to learn from councils

Whilst the public oral evidence sessions are complete, work continues on gathering evidence in order to inform the final report of the Committee. A few additional written submissions continue to come in.

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