Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism
Westminster and Whitehall face scramble to pass legislation and policies before parliament dissolves in two weeks, says Institute for Government
Almost half of UK businesses hit by cyber attacks in the past year - but research shows lack of awareness in government guidance
The prime minister’s announcement of a general election on 8 June comes as influential House of Commons committee urges thorough stress-testing of Register to Vote website
MPs slam government for lack of clear technical leadership and contingency planning to deal with website collapse
Department to replace enterprise resource planning system, business intelligence tool and payroll system with integrated cloud-based system called Metis
GovStart programme gives small companies the chance to learn from GDS leaders past and present and access part of £320bn global market
Alex Holmes announced that he is to become deputy director of cyber security at the department
University of Edinburgh one of two newcomers to scheme
Committee chairman asks to see contingency plans for replacement of existing customs programme as doubt is cast on readiness for Brexit
Lead service designer role offered at a salary of around £91,000
House of Lords told small-scale trial using blockchain technology to help benefits claimants manage spending had yielded ‘encouraging results’
The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.
Survey shows lack of preparedness as data protection watchdog slaps £60,000 fine on Norfolk County Council
Councils should be in the “driving seat” of technological change, but need to rethink the role they play in their locality and invest in long-term planning, a report has said.
Public sector organisations have been told they still have to meet the common Public Sector Network assurance standards while work is carried out to move away from the network.
The National Cyber Security Centre has said that cyber attacks have reached a “scale and boldness not seen before” – and can only be tackled by a collaborative effort between government, industry and law enforcement agencies.
Budget 2017’s focus on innovation and technology welcomed, but industry calls for ambition to be matched by action
Tech companies have welcomed the focus on innovation and IT skills in yesterday’s Spring Budget, but called for the government to follow up its ambition with targeted actions.
The government has published its long-awaited Digital Strategy, which sets out plans to increase digital inclusion, data skills and industry links.
The government has been urged to focus on speeding up move to digital healthcare records amid accusations that the NHS covered up the loss of more than half a million pieces of confidential patient data over five years.
The government’s long-awaited Digital Strategy is expected to include £17m for artificial intelligence, a review of AI technologies and support for smart devices, cyber security and autonomous vehicles.