DCMS shuffles its deck, delays Green Paper to January
Br0kenTeleph0n3 is hearing that there have been changes at DCMS.
Apparently former broadband policy supremo Kate McGavin is to write the draft Green Paper that will kick of the process of developing the new Communications Act, expected some time towards 2015. The bad news is that the deadline for the Green Paper has slipped to the end of January.
Into her place comes a Stephen Hodgson. If this is the same person Google identifies as head of DCMS’s elite sports interests in 2003, then he should be well qualified to deal with super-sized egos, inflated money expectations and outrageous side demands, not that these are part of next generation broadband procurement in the UK. His experience of policy development related to broadband is unknown.
A DCMS spokesman confirmed the Green Paper will come out next year, but said he wouldn’t confirm or deny the new appointments or responsibilities. The department would publish a new organogram on 30 November, he said.