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CIO group warned by MPs

MPs have warned the U.K. government's CIO Council to clearly define their role and step up their game. The powerful Commons public accounts committee urged that the CIO Council should "become a key influence in government IT" by acting more like the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, which issues quarterly public reports on the status of all major projects.

UK OGC launches government procurement graduates scheme

The U.K. Office of Government Commerce has launched a recruitment scheme aimed at developing more public sector procurement specialists. The government has been under pressure to improve the quality of procurement by its central departments, with costly major IT schemes highlighting weaknesses on the buying side.

Question and Answer with Andrew Pinder

Q. The title of e-envoy holds some enigma. What were the main priorities of the position and how did they fit with you?

Why public sector IT projects fail

What makes big-ticket public sector IT projects so uniquely predisposed to fail?

Portals innovate in face of Web apps

Companies are asking for more functionality in portals, says BEA Systems Inc., but Web-enabled enterprise applications are making portal software vendors work harder for their money.

France outlines plans for electronic administration

The French government has unveiled a four-year plan to put more national and local government services online.

Gartner: non-US groups seek alternative to MS

Governments and businesses outside the U.S. are leading the push to find alternatives to Microsoft Corp. for their software needs, according to a report released Tuesday by research company Gartner Inc.

State government looks at open source law

Government departments in the state of South Australia will be required to use open source software in preference to proprietary software if a bill proposed by Democrat Ian Gilfillan is passed into law.

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