a Common Technology Services programme will allow the Civil Service to purchase consistent, flexible and modern IT, driving savings and improving performance
Oh great, let's start doing everything different. Again! In systems procurement flexibility and consistency rarely go hand-in-hand are never seen with the word "cheap". Consistency usually goes with "standard" which can be simpler and perhaps cheaper. Well, that's the theory.
a new way of delivering digital services, Government As A Platform, will provide a common set of core systems that enable government departments to share digital services, technology and processes
This one's dead before it starts. There are no "digital services", just existing services delivered digitally.
the development of the GOV.UK Verify programme to enable individuals to prove their identity online and to access government services securely and safely.
Impossible without some form of electronic id-card with TFA (card and secure reader). Make it entirely voluntary and highlight the advantage for people of having a government system that can securely and anonymously verify identity. Could do a lot worse than buy in the existing the Estonian system. Or at least work with its components because the UK system will probably be subjected to more criminal energy than the Estonian one. By no means try and resuscitate old schemes or start with something blue sky.
Fuck, $ 450 will probably have been spent by the end of January. Time to buy shares in whale cruises, josstick factories and Vegas conference centres! Oh, and some "cowanking" space in London.