A short history of government digital strategies
If you were not weeping (rage/mirth/both) before reading it you will be afterwards:
What you might also have missed was this Wednesday's publication by two publicly funded bodies along with one of the large systems integrators (aka a third publicly funded body) of the output of a nine month study regarding public services and design.
The usual suspects (Quirk, Mulgan, Leadbeater) propose that the solution to life the universe and everything is to spend more money (I know, who'd have thought?)
Why do I say "usual suspects? Well for those new to all this...
Barry Quirk was an "Information Age Government Champion" circa 1999
and has been "reimaging government" for years
Geoff Mulgan was the head of No10's "Performance and Innovation Unit" that in September 2000 produced (linked in first article)
Electronic Government Services for the 21st Century
No-one can speak for Charles Leadbeater better than the man himself
So as you can see none of these characters ever stop talking about it, nor it seems, stop getting funding to talk about it.
It will be your job to be writing about Mike Bracken and Liam Maxwell's offerings circa 2025