“If an information technology project costing more than $10 million goes off the rails, the buck will now stop with Government chief information officer (GCIO) and Internal Affairs boss Colin MacDonald.”
One can’t help but feel that Steven Joyce, Hekia Parata and Craig Foss (& Bill English) of the Novopay debacle, Paula Bennett of various Work & Income privacy fiascos and Todd McClay and Chris Tremain of the impending IRD computer upgrade disaster have employed a scapegoat.
They’ve removed 2 civil servants over Novopay, but they didn’t have that necessary “Head of…” title to give the public satisfaction. And they obviously don’t want to go themselves…
So next time they’ll be prepared.