Did the spat between Brazil and the US over NSA revelations of spying impact an important defense contract? Some might wish that was the case but when you dig a little deeper then the economics speak for themselves.
“Some [suppliers] get it, some of them don’t. But our job is not to support sales of BMWs in the M3 corridor.” Tough talking from the UK's Chief Operating Officer as the journey to digital reform gets underway.
It's one year on from the publication of the UK government's digital strategy and Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is pleased with progress to date, even if there's still a long way to go.
It’s as if decades of public sector IT disasters never happened. It’s perfectly clear that precious few lessons have been learned from them at any rate if the sorry example of Universal Credit is anything to go by.