Border security tech botches have ‘staggering’ costs

Border security tech botches have ‘staggering’ costs

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have warned of the enormous costs of years of failures in implementing and using border security technology, after the planned upgrade of IT systems was delayed by three years.

The committee condemned the Home Office’s “miserable record of exorbitantly expensive digital programmes that fail to deliver for the taxpayer or for border security”, which it blamed on a lack of effective leadership, management, and oversight.

In December, a National Audit Office report concluded that delays to the Digital…

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