By Tony Collins
Joe Harley, Director General of Corporate IT and CIO at the Department for Work and Pensions, is expected to become the new Government CIO after the departure of John Suffolk.
Although no announcement has been made, I understand that Harley will keep his job at the DWP while taking on the role of Government CIO. Senior civil servants deny that Harley will be a cut-price part-timer as Government CIO. They say that he’ll confront with flair, experience and determination the waste and unnecessary duplication in government IT and commodity applications – inefficiencies which have been highlighted repeatedly by Suffolk.