Really, yet another UK Gov IT that will will be massively over budget and completely fail to deliver. However the brown envelopes for the contract I'm sure will be delivered.
The government insists it will meet its 2016 deadline for all digital services to be underpinned by its gaffe-prone identity assurance system, GOV.UK Verify – despite having failed to move off the increasingly vulnerable Gateway system. By March 2016 the Government Digital Service intends all departments to have integrated …
Tuesday 9th December 2014 12:25 GMT glen waverley
I thought the whole point of brown envelopes is that identity is definitely *not* a requirement. If identity mattered, then payments would be made by direct transfer (thus making NSW ICAC's job soooo much easier).
(GW goes into revery about on-line identity being verifiably set up as "the big man" or similar so as not to have to send a reliable constable around various cafes, pubs, etc to physically collect the envelopes.)
Coat icon because of an old technique regarding "mistakenly" taking wrong coat when leaving ...
Wednesday 10th December 2014 09:26 GMT Trygve
It's not just IT, it's the default UK Gov approach to everything...
Phase 1 - UK urgently needs replacement for obsolescent thingy/process. Foreigners have something in place that works OK, and are thinking about Generation 2 replacement. "Oh, but that foreign solution is flawed in XYZ ways! We will develop something far superior with better value-for-money and develop British industry in the process!"
Phase 2: UK still using by now very obsolete thingy/process. Squillions spent on development. Foreigners are starting to implement Gen2, thinking about Gen3. "Once our new all-british solution is in place in another couple of years, those silly foreigners will rue their foolishness, it's well worth the wait!"
Phase 3: UK solution has pretty much finished falling apart. Accumulated multi-squillions of development are written off and an emergency budget of more squillions is signed off to buy and rush-implement the foreign 1st-Generation solution as an 'Off the shelf interim solution". Foreigners implementing Gen3, thinking about Gen4. UK funds research project to "Leapfrog several generations of technology and establish British industry as a leader in this important area."
Goto Phase 1
Tuesday 9th December 2014 14:15 GMT D Moss Esq
Digidentitywise, GDS are breaking their own rules
What were previously known in the science fiction/fantasy world of GDS as "identity providers" are now known as "certified companies".
All certified companies are certified by tScheme.
That's the rule.
Without that, they're not certified.
tScheme maintains a list of approved services, http://www.tscheme.org/directory/appserv.html
Digidentity are not on the list.
tScheme also maintains a list of registered applicants, http://www.tscheme.org/directory/appserv.html
That's the list with Digidentity on it.
They've applied for tScheme's seal of trust but they haven't been granted it yet.
Tuesday 9th December 2014 16:24 GMT JaitcH
The UK government issued 'high tech' passports, the only trouble is the pictures fade away! They still require TWO photo's and instead of using one real photograph and an e-copy they opted for two e-photos.
The e-photos can be deliberately caused to fade and replacement photographs can be 'imprinted' in their place using electronic deposition technology.
USD$50 in China! So much for security.
And what of people who don't have the necessary documents?