"specialists in areas such as security and identity assurance".You will understand my concern immediately. When I took a look at the bidder briefing for the first time I began to understand why the whole scheme is named "Project Pygmalion" which seems a pretty odd name for it when one considers either the Greek original, Shavian or indeed 'My Fair Lady' version of the tale. Man falls in love with his own creation. Artifice is preferable to reality.
The project is being run by the EDT (E-Delivery Team) which operates out of the Cabinet office and aims to support,
the Transformation Government activities.
Whatever the hell they are.
The key point to this is that another IT project is speeding to fruition, an IT project that is supposed to be able to manage a database with 10 million people and businesses details involved, that is anybody who has tried to get government services online, benefits and so on. The level of personal details required in such transactions is colossal.
Shall we lay a bet that this one snarls up as well?