Thursday, November 23, 2006

16 years, still no project plan but about a billion spent

Unbelievably, the Goevrnment is still unable to say how much the expected cost of transitioning the doomed Libra IT project to new contracter will be. For those unaware, the Libra project was intended to link up the UK court systems and began 16 years under Magaret Thatcher. It has never gone live and remains in pilot.

In response to a written question from Vince Cable, the Department of Constittuional Affairs Minister, Vera Baird, said that project plans for Libra were still being "developed" so cost was not something that was known. If people think NHS Connecting for Health is an example of a Goevrnment IT project gone bad, it's not a patch on Libra.

1 comment:

CityUnslicker said...

A great spot here Dizzy