Latest National Audit Office articles

Home Office criticised for 'poor IT' after writing off £347m IT project

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Little confidence that £209m replacement will be money well spent, says PAC
22 Jul 2014

National Audit Office set to replace Oracle ERP system in £1m tender

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NAO to replace Oracle e-Business Suite system to get 'additional functionality'
07 Mar 2014

Cyber skills gap – where does the fault lie?

Illustration showing a gulf between two groups of people
Are unrealistic recruitment policies to blame for the UK’s cyber skills crisis? Sooraj Shah weighs up the evidence
06 Dec 2013

NAO: £480bn of government revenues and £210bn of expenditure reliant on legacy ICT systems

Public sector performance in managing legacy ICT systems is 'patchy', says Amyas Morse
11 Sep 2013

Government IT systems slammed as cause of welfare reform failings

'Problems with the IT system have delayed national roll-out of the programme,' says National Audit Office
05 Sep 2013

BBC scraps £100m IT project and suspends CTO John Linwood

CTO John Linwood held accountable for £100m Digital Media Initiative failure
24 May 2013

Cyber Security MSc courses are needed in the UK, but not this one

De Montfort University and Deloitte seem more interested in quantity rather than quality
23 May 2013

Met Police need to stop buying the 'shiniest new technology' to cut costs

London Assembly questions expert panel on Met's strategy to save millions on IT
05 Mar 2013

UK desperately short of skills needed to combat cyber threats

NAO review suggests it could take up to 20 years to build up the necessary expertise
12 Feb 2013

NAO report: Government has cut IT spend by £316m but more effort needed

Whitehall needs to work on digital transformation of the civil service and the public services it provides
23 Jan 2013

Software development issues partly to blame for MoD project delays

139 months of delays increased costs by £572m in the year to April 2012
10 Jan 2013

UK Border Agency’s “loss of focus” led to £28m overspend on IT system

Immigration Case Work IT system is also a year late, says NAO
17 Jul 2012

Report: Government has saved £159.6m on ICT contracts in the past year

Positive start for new ICT strategy but challenges still to be met
25 May 2012

Government needs ‘firmer grip’ on measuring success of open data, says watchdog

National Audit Office calls for evaluative framework to measure success
18 Apr 2012

National Audit Office criticises shared services arrangements

Sharing back-office functions costs more than expected and are yet to deliver savings
08 Mar 2012

North-west fire services embark on major IT control integration

Fire services in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria aim to pick up the pieces after FireControl fiasco
02 Mar 2012

Government urged to speed up ICT provision reform

PASC report on government ICT strategy says several issues still need to be addressed
27 Jan 2012

Government ICT strategy needs more attention, says National Audit Office

An NAO report praises the government but recommends it improves progress-monitoring and upskills its staff
22 Dec 2011

Government wasting money on ineffective training

NAO says departments should focus on the skills necessary to commission services
13 Jul 2011

MPs call for Rural Payments Agency halt to bonus payouts

Commons demands restriction on bonuses to staff running IT system responsible for late payment to farmers
04 Jul 2011

FiReControl project slammed as "comprehensive failure"

Project to streamline local fire and rescues service control rooms criticised by National Audit Office
01 Jul 2011

Visa system for IT workers open to abuse

Border Agency's IT systems cannot identify when visas expire
15 Mar 2011

Government IT efficiency drive faces scrutiny by NAO and PAC

The NAO will look in particular at the work of the Efficiency and Reform Group
17 Feb 2011

NAO urged to investigate £550m NPfIT contract

MP suspects BT deal represents very poor value for money
06 Sep 2010