The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was formed in 2003 when the responsibilities of the Home Secretary and the Department for Constitutional Affairs were brought together. The MoJ is headed by the Secretary of State for Justice and the Lord Chancellor. As a department its government responsibilities are to reduce re-offending and to protect the public, while also providing access to and increased confidence in the national justice system and to uphold the civil liberties of the British public.
IT Leader: Andy Nelson, CIO
In role since: At Ministry of Justice since 2007
Reporting line: As government CIO Nelson will report to Ian Watmore, permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office
Primary technology suppliers: Atos Origin, Accenture, Steria
Significant strategic technology deals been struck in the last 12 months: Signed a five-year, £22 million shared services contract with Accenture.
Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: The government is seeking an IT supplier for up to £300 million worth of work at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Noms agency.
Accenture will implement a solution covering human resources, finance, payroll and procurement operations across the Ministry of Justice network of more than 80,000 employees. The network includes the Ministry of Justice Head Office, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.
As well as being systems integrator, Accenture will also operate and maintain the Shared Services IT Service Desk during the contract.
Steria will provide Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application development, while Savvis will deliver the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform.
According to Accenture, the shared services platform is expected to help the Ministry of Justice reduce its ERP costs by a significant amount.
Technologies considered by the leader to offer their organisation potential: Noms, the National Offender Management Service, covers 131 prisons and the MoJ headquarters, but probation services will not be included in the deal.
Noms is moving to a new Future ICT Sourcing model by 2015, in which it will have department-wide contracts for service integration, end-user computing, networks, hosting, and application maintenance and development.