Feeds

CISx plans scrapped

DWP slams brakes on gov data sharing system

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that it has halted the development of a central data sharing system for government.

A spokesperson for the department told GC News on 23 August 2010 that the work has been terminated, attributing it to the government's decision to close the National Identity Scheme (NIS).

Named CISx, the system was based on the DWP's Customer Information System (CIS), combining information specific to the department with some that could be shared across government. It was intended for use as part of the NIS, although it had the potential to be a shared service for other departments.

The DWP spokesperson said: "The National Identity Scheme has closed and as a result the development plans for CISx have been stopped."

Chris Pennell, principal analyst at Kable, said: "The cancellation of identity cards meant that the CISx was unlikely to go ahead. But the CIS is still likely to be seen as a key part of any identity system within central government.

"The situation will lead to opportunities within other organisations which have the need to create citizens records containing information not currently recorded in the CIS."

Pennell warned: "The problem is that this could lead to duplication and the creation of more databases than needed, which seems counter-intuitive to programmes such as Tell Us Once."

This article was originally published at Kable.

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

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report
Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.