Since the publication of the report the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has successfully deployed the new IT system to our UK offices and two overseas pilot posts. This has mitigated the risk in some areas. However, as the programme progresses, the risks continually change, with new risks arising and others being mitigated. The main areas of risk on which we are focusing are:
the testing of the system/performance of the telecommunications network
the deployment schedule
getting the right resources where and when needed
co-ordination with wider IT/building changes
preparation of staff to take advantage of the benefits of the system.
The FCO deployment team continually monitor the risks to the programme and seek external assurance through the Office of Government Commerce gateway process.