Feeds

McFadden gets e-government brief

Public face of gov.IT

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Pat McFadden has taken on the role of the government's figurehead on public sector IT.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson told Government Computing News that McFadden, one of two parliamentary secretaries in the department, would take responsibility for e-government matters.

He replaces Jim Murphy, the junior minister who was moved to the Department of Work and Pensions in the recent reshuffle.

The spokesperson said although the job is now in the hands of a parliamentary secretary rather than a minister, the e-government agenda has not been downgraded.

"He will still be in charge of the Transformational Government strategy, which is still one of the biggies the government has to deliver on," the spokesperson said.

McFadden has had just a year in Parliament, having been elected as MP for Wolverhampton South-East in the May 2005 general election. Before that he was a political secretary to the prime minister.

The spokesperson added that the minister for the Cabinet Office, Hilary Armstrong, may still get involved in e-government issues if she thinks it necessary. Her brief includes social exclusion, which can extend to cover the use of IT in delivering services.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else
Spill those Android secrets, or we’ll fine you
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.