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The Ministry of Defence is among departments which have revealed the cancellation of multimillion pound contracts. The ministry confirmed the cancellation of its £4.8m Land Information Architecture Office project as part of an ICT project review. In a parliamentary written answer, Peter Luff, the defence minister, also said …

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Millions? Not even *tens* of millions

They need to save *billions*.

I wonder what other stuff was flushed out by putting a hold on all new central government IT work

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says it all...

"Departments including transport and communities and local government said they have no central record of IT deals.... "

easier for plausible deniability for people pissing money up the wall..

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EH?

"Departments including transport and communities and local government said they have no central record of IT deals.... "

What they need is a decent IT syste... oh wait...

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Theft?

Surely the appropriation of public money and a complete lack of records on how it was spent should constitute what is probably multi-million pound theft!

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I what? T

Q: Why does public sector IT always have to be called ICT? How is it different from what the rest of the world calls IT?

A: Well, you see, it's information and *communication* technology.

Q: Yes, and the stuff you're communicating is?

A: Er, information.

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Small question: How do you know

that suspending the project has saved money rather than cost it?

I mean, if the implementation of the IT project would have meant having 5 people doing the work that would previously have required 25, is money saved or wasted?

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