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The Cabinet Office has insisted the multi-billion pound software and hardware framework that is about to surface will complement and not overshadow its cloud-first policy. At the end of October, some £63.4m had been transacted on CloudStore since its launch in March 2012. The web catalogue lists accredited public sector …

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Whitehall speak with forked tongue?

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What's Liam Maxwell saying thes days?

As El Reg reported this what he said in July:

Liam Maxwell, the government's chief technology officer, said at an Economist CIO Forum last week that “the majority” of large outsourcing contracts expire in 2014 and 2015.

“We are not going to replace them – we are going to replace around user need, and that means not doing the same thing again,” Maxwell said.

Maxwell told the event: “It’s time to stop procuring and to start designing. You need to be in control of your systems and what you are putting together before you go to somebody and say: ‘Please take everything from me’.”

According to Maxwell, the ownership of the government’s technology and the information in its systems currently rests with "outsiders". Reforms such as Digital by Default and G-Cloud are bringing this back in house.

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Yeah, right

And who does he expect to design the systems, most government departments no longer have that capability. And it doesn't work for any service that has a reasonable GPMS either.

There are also multiple clouds from different vendors, so actually, all change, and no change.

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