31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED Government's Drive For The Adoption of Open Standards and Open Source Bill McCluggage, Director o...
Government ICT Strategy – March 2011 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED <ul><li>Oligopoly of suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Projects to...
Government’s Approach 31 Mar 2011 The Government ICT Strategy Reducing Waste and Project Failure, and Stimulating Economic...
Open standards – Our Definition 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED The definition is currently undergoing informal consultation as p...
Open standards – The ICT Strategy View  31 Mar 2011 Mandation of specific open standards will make ICT solutions fully int...
Open standards – Creating a fairer and competitive market 31 Mar 2011 Breaking down barriers to SME participation  UNCLASS...
Open standards – our commitments 31 Mar 2011 To ensure that appropriate data is transparent and shared rather than duplica...
Standards – Delivery Approach 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED <ul><li>Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Delivery Group, defines  tec...
Open Source – The ICT Strategy View  31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED Where appropriate, government will procure Open Source solut...
Open Source – our commitments 31 Mar 2011 To create a level playing field for the use of innovative ICT solutions, the Gov...
Cloud Computing 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED ‘ The 3 Rules’ of  cloud computing <ul><li>No up front investment - PAYG </li></u...
END 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED THANK YOU
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Bill McCluggage - Government's Drive For The Adoption of Open Standards and Open Source (Squiz Seminar)

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Bill McCluggage, Director of ICT Strategy and Planning at the Cabinet Office, has overall responsibility for the formulation, development and communication of cross-Government ICT strategies and policies. He spoke about the Government's commitment to open standards, the challenges they are facing and their strategy to deliver real changes. Many of the issues Bill talked about are covered in the latest UK Government ICT Strategy, released just this week.

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Bill McCluggage - Government's Drive For The Adoption of Open Standards and Open Source (Squiz Seminar)

  1. 1. 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED Government's Drive For The Adoption of Open Standards and Open Source Bill McCluggage, Director of ICT Strategy and Policy, Cabinet Office Squiz Seminar, 31 March 2011
  2. 2. Government ICT Strategy – March 2011 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED <ul><li>Oligopoly of suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Projects too big, unmanageable, slow to procure and implement </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure is not interconnected and interoperable </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions are duplicated and re-invented within organisations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Government’s Approach 31 Mar 2011 The Government ICT Strategy Reducing Waste and Project Failure, and Stimulating Economic Growth Creating a Common ICT Infrastructure Using ICT to Enable and Deliver Change UNCLASSIFIED Delivering Better Public Services for Less
  4. 4. Open standards – Our Definition 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED The definition is currently undergoing informal consultation as part of the UK Government Open Standards Survey and will be reviewed when this comes to an end on 20 May. Government currently defines open standards for ICT as standards which: <ul><li>Result from and are maintained through an open, independent process; </li></ul><ul><li>Are approved by a recognised specification or standardisation organisation, for example W3C or ISO or equivalent. (N.B. The specification/standardisation must be compliant with Regulation 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. This regulation makes it clear that technical specifications/standards cannot simply be national standards but must also include/recognise European standards); </li></ul><ul><li>Are thoroughly documented and publicly available at zero or low cost; </li></ul><ul><li>Have intellectual property made irrevocably available on a royalty free basis; </li></ul><ul><li>As a whole can be implemented and shared under different development approaches and on a number of platforms. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Open standards – The ICT Strategy View 31 Mar 2011 Mandation of specific open standards will make ICT solutions fully interoperable to allow for reuse, sharing and scalability across organisational boundaries into local delivery chains UNCLASSIFIED
  6. 6. Open standards – Creating a fairer and competitive market 31 Mar 2011 Breaking down barriers to SME participation UNCLASSIFIED A standards based platform will enable SMEs to in vest in new Govt solutions and allow Govt to buy directly from them A standards based approach will facilitate the move from large projects to smaller and more manageable projects
  7. 7. Open standards – our commitments 31 Mar 2011 To ensure that appropriate data is transparent and shared rather than duplicated, the Government will implement engagement processes for open data standards activity and crowd-source priority areas for data standards UNCLASSIFIED To enable delivery of interoperable and open ICT solutions so that they can be shared and reused, the Government will publish a reference architecture To allow for greater interoperability, openness and reuse of ICT solutions, the Government will establish a suite of agreed and mandatory open technical standards To recognise information as an organisational asset and to deliver improved access to clean and consistent information, the Government will develop an Information Strategy while maintaining necessary protection for sensitive information Draft government open standards (including those relating to security) crowd-sourced for feedback Strategy Commitments Ongoing Work
  8. 8. Standards – Delivery Approach 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED <ul><li>Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Delivery Group, defines technical specifications which must be used to design, build and operate Government ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards must be considered and used unless there is a clear business reason against adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Preference for International and European standards adoption </li></ul><ul><li>A more open process is being defined to foster engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Considered as part of the assessment of ICT projects in new spend controls </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open Source – The ICT Strategy View 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED Where appropriate, government will procure Open Source solutions. When used in conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents significant opportunities for the design and delivery of interoperable solutions.
  10. 10. Open Source – our commitments 31 Mar 2011 To create a level playing field for the use of innovative ICT solutions, the Government will publish a toolkit for procurers on best practice for evaluating the use of open source solutions UNCLASSIFIED <ul><li>To assist with the deployment of agile solutions using open source technology, the Government will establish: </li></ul><ul><li>an Open Source Implementation Group; </li></ul><ul><li>a System Integrator Forum; and </li></ul><ul><li>an Open Source Advisory Panel. </li></ul><ul><li>These bodies will aim to educate, promote and facilitate the technical and cultural change needed to increase the use of open source across government </li></ul>Strategy Commitments
  11. 11. Cloud Computing 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED ‘ The 3 Rules’ of cloud computing <ul><li>No up front investment - PAYG </li></ul><ul><li>No term lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>No volume lock-in </li></ul>
  12. 12. END 31 Mar 2011 UNCLASSIFIED THANK YOU

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