Accountability called for in IT
A HOLYROOD committee has called for clarity around who is responsible for major public sector IT projects following a string of failures.
The Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee has written to the Scottish Government on the issue following “confusing evidence” about who will be accountable for the delivery of IT systems for new social security powers.
In the past five years, the Scottish Government has spent around £4 billion on IT, the committee said.
However it highlighted a series of flawed projects including Police Scotland’s abandoned £46 million i6 scheme and delay issues with the EU farm payments programme.