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Has outsourcing public-sector IT worked? The Institute for Government seems to think so, kinda

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The Bare Bones of a Calamitous Cabinet Conspiracy

Not least because then Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude waged a war against the IT supplier “oligopoly”.

Companies including Fujitsu, IBM, CSC and HPE Enterprise Servics felt the pinch of that change in UK government strategy.

Surprisingly, the report does not mention the creation of the Government Digital Service, which itself has had a mixture of successes and failures.

Surely that is the Cabinet Office, and by virtue of Parliamentary acceptance, political partying support for the purloining of public funds to compete against private enterprise.

Is such blatant forfeiture and spending for such speculative business adventuring, criminal, or perfectly acceptable and legal?

The latter would make for a right wicked wild west and proxy pirate type environment ..... and there aint no leading rules and regulations there ..... just a little bit/a lot of what you fancy does you good and keeps you ahead of the baying mobs?

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