The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
This time last year Lincolnshire’s IT systems were taken out for five days after a cyber attack. The council’s information management lead Richard Wills tells Gill Hitchcock why councils are a target and how good communications can keep systems safe.
Colin Cook, the Scottish Government's acting director of digital, says that the devolution of powers from Westminster presents opportunities to build digital-first services.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county
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.
Civil servants running HMRC’s digital tax reforms have defended the timeline of the plan, but admitted that some software suppliers will not have products ready until October – six months after the pilot of the scheme is due to start.
The government could change the public’s perception of big data projects by focusing on improving its marketing as well as increasing transparency, a conference has been told.
The Ministry of Justice’s commitment to code in the open by default has helped the department “hire great people”, the department’s head of technology has said.
The government’s transformation strategy seems to be more about re-packaged principles when it needed to demonstrate how a revolution could be achieved in practice, says independent digital analyst Jos Creese.
The government's transformation strategy needs buy-in from the political top brass to drive the radical culture change that underpins the plan, writes PublicTechnology editor Rebecca Hill.
The government's transformation has admirable aims, but will need leaders who understand what digital really means if it to become a reality, says Janet Hughes, digital director of Doteveryone's digital leadership project.