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The key to successful ICT projects is to ensure a VERY SENIOR manager is given ‘Ownership’ so as to drive the project(s) to a successful conclusion

Published by the Institute for Government, Improving the management of digital government says that appointing a minister responsible for digital government would help drive change & advance standards.  Digital improvements would make government cheaper, more effective and more secure.

The report points to the recent NHS cyber-attack as an example of the fragility in some systems being used in the public sector.  The report also warns that the Government Digital Service (GDS), the Cabinet Office unit responsible for leading digital transformation of government, faces resistance from many corners of Whitehall.
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