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Government warned urgent action needed on G-Cloud and Universal Credit

Derek du Preez | May 31, 2013
Annual Major Projects Authority report reveals a number of IT systems are at risk.

"Crucial to large scale take-up will be working with departments and the Cabinet Office spending controls team to enforce use of the CloudStore across central government."

It added: "Scaling G-Cloud has been difficult to achieve to date due to the team's focus on the start-up activities and the lack of appropriate funds and resources."

The report stated that a commercial business case is being drafted to release funds and headcount to reach the ambitious cultural and financial objectives.

David Pitchford, Head of the Major Projects Authority, said: "I've led major projects around the world and I have to say that when I started this job in the UK standards were not great. There have been big changes and Britain is now well on the way to becoming world-class.

"The Major Projects Authority has real power to intervene in failing projects and stop taxpayers' money being wasted."

He added: "Of course it's just the start, we must keep up the pressure all the time - our annual report will make sure that happens."

 

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