WRITTEN ON December 22nd, 2009 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy, Uncategorized

Let’s focus first on the big picture: the shape and role of the CTPR Ideal Government IT Stategy (Twitter hashtag: #idealgits).

Jerry and I are proposing an emerging shape which looks like this (links are to the wiki pages. None is finished; all are started):

1. Statement on the role of contempory technology in government and public services. Very short: 1-2 pp only, must state deep principles hardwired into context of today’s most pressing issues.


2. Governance

3. Architecture

4. Procurement

5. Design that works for front line staff and users

6. Tech as a basis for participation

7. Public data

8. Personal data

9. Trust, diginity, equality, legality

10. Political engagement

and last but by no means least

11. saving vast, vast amounts of money

We’ll also need refs & links to source material, and admin about the party, how we present the outputs and supporting organisations.

Very glad of any commenrs here on the shape of the whole thing, anything we’ve missed out etc. And click directly on any of the section links above to read, add, amend any specific material. My present inclination over coming days is to post again on each of these numbered topics in order.

One Response to “CTPR IdealGovernment IT Strategy: stage one”

William Heath wrote on December 25th, 2009 10:09 am :

Philip Virgo writes to say

I have just received a split of the OII survey data by usage: daily, weekly, monthly and less often. Less than one in eight of the population buys on-line more than once a month and 75% have never used it to enquire about a central government service, let alone pay tax,fine etc.

So what would I like from Government IT – services that are so attractive, easy to use and reliable that more of us will use them, with part of the savings being used to rebuild the sub-post office network as a trusted point of access for those who will never be able to use a screen and keyboard but can walk and the mobile, that the walking postman has not got, as a trusted point of access for those who can no longer walk to a post office (too inform or it has been shut) and do not want their carer (perhaps lovely but also a clearing house for the local gossip) to know their business.

I plan to blog on the implications of the OII in the New Year, meanwhile a Happy Christmas and a thoughtful New Year to those of you who, like me, have yet to switch off and join the off-line majority getting real, not just virtual, indigestion.

Happy Christmas to you too Philip, and to all.