This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Have all big government internet projects pass the approval of a technical panel made of professionals from the tech statup sector.
Many government IT projects aim to provide public services via the internet, or improve existing services through the use of the internet. These projects are bid on by big companies and their budgets sometimes end up in the millions and billions of pounds for no apparent reason. No such project should ever have to reach that kind of spend.
All proposals of high budget IT projects should pass through a panel of independent professionals from the private sector who are experienced in running large scale internet start-ups. Those professionals know how to deliver projects in that scale at a fraction of the price and therefore can pick up the flaws in the proposals that can hike costs to unacceptable levels.
This can save billions of pounds which would otherwise be lining the pockets of big corporations without providing any value to the public.
Just Google "failed government it projects" to get the picture.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months