More on the "Identity Assurance programme "
pwt at iosis.co.uk
Wed Nov 2 04:02:18 GMT 2011
I suspect that organisations such as Symantec/Verisign would like to do
it, but not necessarily in the introspective way that it seems the UK
proponents are thinking of.
As Francis Maude pointed out in that 30th March Public Admin Cttee,
Amazon succeeds because it delivers a service that users want to use. FM
was commenting on something said to him by a civil servant: the public
would have to be trained to use their new online service - FM suggested
that the service should be redesigned.
On 01/11/2011 23:11, William Heath wrote:
> Without wishing to wave red rags my view is there's quite a lot to do
> and no-one to do it. They're just deciding how to allocate the funds
> this week but in the grand scheme of things I dont think this is the
> biggest government IT overspend out there. It's a great deal less than
> US NSTIC budget (even allowing for larger country). They've got
> pressing deadlines for huge operational systems (notably Universal
> Credit) which depend on this.
> But let's ask.
> On 1 November 2011 21:34, James Firth <james2 at jfirth.net
> <mailto:james2 at jfirth.net>> wrote:
> William Heath wrote:
> > - will the "ID providers" thrive as a separate new business or
> > merge into the other sorts of verification service (because
> verifying a
> > name or an account number is no different from verifying any other
> > attribute)
> I know it doesn't need saying, but I am going to anyway. Given
> this, and the
> obvious commercial and cost-saving benefits to banks etc, why the
> hell is
> £10m of public money being chucked at the problem?
> (Apologies for using the list like my blog)
> James Firth
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