Gov.uk loses 2 top techies, needs some new ones
Glam jobs up for grabs at DWP and Cabinet Office
The government's second-in-command techie is leaving this month for a job with storage giant EMC.
Bill McCluggage held the post of deputy government chief information officer (CIO) at the Cabinet Office for three years, before announcing his decision to move in November. He will start his new job at EMC UK on 1 February.
His post at the heart of tech in government hasn't yet been filled.
Announcing his departure, McCluggage said that he was satisfied with his contribution to government computing: namely putting out the new strategy and implementation plan for government ICT. He said that the plan will "ensure a modern, fit-for-purpose and cost effective ICT structure which supports public service delivery to a higher standard and gives value for money for the taxpayer".
In other government news, the Department for Work and Pensions is advertising for the role of IT Director General, to replace the retiring Joe Harley, who is also leaving in the next few months. The chosen candidate would sit at the head of a departmental team of 1,500, and the post requires a "track record of leading large-scale change" and "communication skills of the highest order".
"This is one of the most influential roles in IT in the UK and will require the highest levels of skills and experience to undertake it", reads the job description.
Harley's CIO role has already been filled by Andy Nelson.
With two big names out, we're still waiting to see what high-level talent gov.uk can draw in. ®
CIO,... Techie? <ROTFLMAO>
You have got to be kidding!
I have yet to meet a CIO who knew the difference between an IP address and a MAC address.
These people are managers and are invariably pulled from non-tech streams to manage techies as most organisations are scared of the idea of tech capable managers.
McCluggage playing that old management game
Keeping 1 step ahead of the responsibility - the old government game
1) Write a buzz-word rich strategy
2) Bugger off to another job before someone asks you to actually do something
3) Blame the poor sods who have to try and pay lip service to your steaming pile of manure while still doing the day job of keeping the creaking public sector running
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino isn't it?
Having demonstrated my awesome IT knowledge I'll be applying for the job then...