Feeds

ID providers signed for Blighty's One Dole To Rule Them All plan

Money for all! Starting with contractors, 'course

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The Department for Work and Pensions - seen last week attempting to stave off suggestions that management of its Universal Credit system was in crisis - has confirmed the first providers of its online identity scheme.

Credit report outfit Experian is on the list, as is the Post Office. The other players that will help design and implement an ID registration system for the DWP include vendors, such as Mydex, that have popped up more recently as the government's plans to create a market for so-called identity assurance started to become a reality.

Cassidian, Digidentity, Ingeus and Verizon are the other suppliers to have won the 18-month contracts, which are valued at a total of £25m. One other company is expected to ink a deal with the DWP in the next few weeks.

The ID services provided by those vendors will be used by around 21 million claimants in Blighty.

Minister for welfare reform Lord Freud said that the government had worked "with cyber security experts to ensure we are clear about the threats to the online process and we are confident that the providers announced today will offer an effective, safe and free-to-use identity service for future online benefit claims."

The dole office claimed that the entire registration process would be simplified for its users, which apparently will "reduce the costs incurred across government for the management of identity assurance".

It will be rolled into the rudderless Universal Credit system, which is due to overhaul Britain's benefits system by merging six government handouts into one regular payment that can be claimed and managed online. But earlier this month the DWP let go of key people who had been working on that project. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
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?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.