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Ian Watmore, the government's first chief information officer, has taken up a new position at the Cabinet Office. He is to become the chief operating officer at the head of the new Efficiency and Reform Group, an appointment at permanent secretary level. The Cabinet Office said Watmore will work closely with its senior …


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NIRS 2 + recent NAO report

For those without long memories, what did he actually do as CIO, except big up ID cards?

This is depressing rubbish

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And he is famous with a book written about him

It's called Plundering the Public Sector and he appears as IT consultant in chief on the basis of his Accenture leadership background. That's the same Accenture that was allowed to walk out of the failing NHS IT contract, mysteriously leaving the NHS with the infamous ISoft Lorenzo debacle. ISoft was Accenture's sub-contractor, but Accentrure managed to escape unscathed.

Shhhhh! don't mention Arthur Anderson and Enron, those were completely different companies


Ian Watmore's very out of date auto reply e-mail, from today

Subject: Out of Office AutoReply

From: <>

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010

I have now left the Cabinet Office and am now Permanent Secretary of the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills (DIUS).

Please contact Jacqui Charlesworth on Tel: 020 7215 6840, or e-mail If you have any queries regarding the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, please contact Jacqui Matthews on 020 7270 6201

The Cabinet Office computer systems may be monitored and communications carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.

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