Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agenda rules

26 February 2014

The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.


How the Parliamentary Digital Service is working to keep the Commons secure

20 April 2018

Following a major cyberattack and revelations of shared passwords, the team charged with protecting Parliament has been on a drive to help MPs stay safe

NSA: ‘We have not responded to a zero-day in two years – our adversaries are hitting known vulnerabilities’

13 April 2018

Cybersecurity unit director reveals how US intelligence agency is working to spread best practice by promoting openness and collaboration

NCSC’s Dr Ian Levy on why the UK must ‘turn cybersecurity into a science’

12 April 2018

The technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre tells PublicTechnology about the organisation’s achievements so far, and what it is doing to prepare for an inevitable cyber emergency


In it for the long-run: Why Luton council signed a 10-year ICT deal

7 March 2017

Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.

‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county

11 January 2017

Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.


Quartet of clinicians start NHS Digital secondment scheme

20 April 2018

Organisation picks first cohort of fellows to take part in new programme 

Birmingham moves away from Capita JV and plans to ‘become a systems integrator’

20 April 2018

As long-term outsourcing arrangement is phased out, authority looks to engage with wide array of new suppliers

Surrey seeks digital leader to help drive £250m annual savings

19 April 2018

Newly created role comes with brief to ‘transform service delivery’ of county council


Focusing on ‘digital civic moments’ could create a truly joined-up government

15 April 2018

Peter Ford of Pegasytems believes Whitehall has both the necessary will and technology to achieve its ambitions of operating as a single entity

How to ensure cloud does not become the new outsourcing

11 April 2018

Just as with outsourcing before it, cloud will not fix underlying operational complexity, according to Richard Blanford of Fordway

Public sector procurement needs a serious rethink

8 April 2018

Shaun Gomm of Sigma would like to see SMEs involved at every stage of the process