Ac­count­abil­ity called for in IT

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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.

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