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  • Government has agreed a cross-government identity management strategy. Lessons learnt from the pilot between HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and 12 local authorities have been acted on in the development of governance and standards and the project has been further rolled out and is being tested in other parts of the public sector;

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How this is done is key to the foundation of trust in e-government. This clear statement envisages a separate path from the Home Office IPS route. That's a good start. I think (fingers crossed) that David Varney is in favour of something which appeals to customers. Selling mobile phones (as he did at O2) is different from bunging people in jail and other stuff they do at the Home Office: to succeed at the former you have to work hard to keep your customers happy.

Posted by William on 2006-12-30 15:06:03.
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The use of the past tense is curious. I thought this was all work in progress. IPS have produced the “Strategic Action Plan for the National Identity Scheme”. The CTO has produced the first release of “The cross-Government Enterprise Architecture (xGEA)”. Where is the IDM strategy paper – perhaps I just haven’t found it yet?

Where are the lessons from the HMRC, DWP et al pilot published? In my days the pilot followed the proof of concept – which isn’t due until March 2007. Perhaps Varney lives in a useful time warp that was created in the last episode of “Dr Who”.

Posted by lance piper on 2007-01-05 09:17:02.
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I agree - past tense is odd. I thought the pilot was proposed here.

Posted by William on 2007-01-31 20:35:04.
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