I'm very sorry to hear that my old friend, Alex Allan, the present chair of JIC, the Joint Intelligence Committee has been taken seriously ill.
Alex, was of course the original e-Envoy and I dropped into to see him for tea and a chat at the Cabinet Office a few of months ago. Until most recently, he was in charge of the Ministry of Justice and last week, I gave a technology presentation to the Ministry's IT people at the QEII conference centre in London.
Anyway, I do hope that Alex recovers swiftly, he's a charismatic character, with a passionate interest in new technologies as well as the pop group, 'The Grateful Dead'; an unusual mix for a senior civil servant.
Get well soon!