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 GOV.UK Notify system is to start sending messages to people applying for student finance and UK visas as part of the government’s invite-only public beta testing.
The communications regulator Ofcome has said that BT’s Openreach should become a distinct company with its own board as part of reforms aimed at improving work to expand broadband coverage in the UK.
Council IT chiefs tell Sooraj Shah that, although the Internet of Things has huge potential for local government, it’s still early days for the technology.
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open Identity Exchange.
The Government Digital Service is updating its content operating model and plans to rollout the new version as early as April 2017.
The Government Digital Service’s technology group is planning to change the way it works to make better use of existing data, expertise and discovery projects.
BT Openreach’s lack of transparency over the cost and deployment plans for the Broadband Delivery UK programme is stifling local competition, the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has said.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is looking for innovative ICT solutions for its £1-67-billion UnITy programme to replace its existing long-term IT contracts.
Matt Hancock faces calls to clarify the implications of Brexit on the digital economy in his new role as minister for culture, communications and creative industries.
Pursuing digital strategies is a key part of helping councils become self-sufficient through increased commercial activity, according to a new report.
HMRC needs to stay committed to meeting its goals as it faces one of its most challenging years yet in its efforts to become one of the world’s most digitally-advanced tax administrations, the National Audit Office has said.
Elizabeth Denham, former commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in Canada, will take over as the UK's information commissioner on Monday, 18 July.
The Home Office is seeking a director of borders IT to oversee all technology and IT staff working on border controls.
Sajid Javid, former business secretary, has been appointed communities and local government secretary in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.
The Government Digital Service has received 30 applications from councils looking to use GOV.UK Verify for local services.
The 28 EU member states have voted in support of the data sharing agreement between the EU and the United States.
The think tank ResPublica has called for the creation of a northern digital service to provide a shared platform for automating council services across the region.
Successful completion of 17 of the government’s major ICT programmes is unachievable or highly unlikely, according to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s annual report.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
Councils shouldn’t underestimate the potential of investing in good technology as a way to deliver more commercialisation, a conference has heard.
As part of PublicTechnology's Brexit series, Socitm president Geoff Connell says that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the effect of the referendum as there is still much legal wrangling to be done.