The Cyber Security Strategy was launched over a year ago now - Francis Maude has since told us how it's going, the NAO has made their thoughts known too - but what about those directly handle data & information in the public sector?
This week the National Audit Office declared the government's procurement strategy to be the most coherent approach to reform yet. While the report focuses on a lack of enforcement from government, the Cabinet Office is forecasting savings that by the end of the year will have almost doubled over the last four years. Perhaps the government should be focusing on other things? Like this week's other big stories describing the IT skills deficit.
The UK and Estonia have signed a MoU, signalling a commitment to working together on the development of digital public services.
The Cabinet Office has moved its corporate and policy information to GOV.UK. It also takes the Offices of the Leaders of the Houses of Commons and Lords with it.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announced a new academy for commissioner's last week, but how successful will it be in evolving buying processes in government?
From the end of last year departmental bodies were required to assess a bidder's previous performance before awarding certain new contracts, here's a few tips on how to handle the policy.
The National Audit Office told the Cabinet Office that they'd make a good start on the government's ICT strategy by reducing spend. But the key angle of the review dealt with how the government can move on from simple cost cutting to true transformation of services being provided. Cost savings are generally the result of smart investment in better systems and skills. Trying to build something better out of cost-cutting? Well, that's a lot more difficult.
The National Audit Office has given the government’s public sector ICT reforms a thumbs up for its results to date, but where to next for the national ICT strategy?
It might still be hurting and there might still be a long way to go, but the government’s reforms of national ICT policy is beginning to pay dividends.