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2016 Socitm spring conference

Mel Ross SOCITM Spring Conference Adapt2Digital.com

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Mel Ross SOCITM Spring Conference Adapt2Digital.com

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Big Data 800 x 450

Socitm conference: GLA outlines work on ‘private’ datastore for councils

22 April 2016

The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.

Collaboration

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

Civil service chief executive John Manzoni

John Manzoni: Care.data was a ‘misstep’ that ‘put us back a long way’

21 February 2017

The chief executive of the civil service has said that the now scrapped NHS patient data-sharing programme Care.data was a “misstep” that put efforts to increase government data sharing back.

A map of the world in binary

TechUK calls for G20 focus on digital

20 February 2017

Global leaders have been urged to ensure that data protection and cyber security measures still encourage innovation in the tech sector, ahead of this year’s G20 summit.

Fraud, Risk and Governance

Civil service chief executive John Manzoni

John Manzoni: Care.data was a ‘misstep’ that ‘put us back a long way’

21 February 2017

The chief executive of the civil service has said that the now scrapped NHS patient data-sharing programme Care.data was a “misstep” that put efforts to increase government data sharing back.

HMRC tax return

HMRC claims digital tax success as personal registration exceeds 7m target

17 February 2017

There were 7.4 million people using a digital personal tax account by the end of 2016 – 400,000 more than its initial target – according to HMRC’s quarterly performance figures.

HM Revenue & Customs HMRC sign

HMRC to develop separate identity assurance service to replace Government Gateway

14 February 2017

HMRC has said that it will develop its identity assurance solution to replace Government Gateway when it ends in March 2018 – rather than using the government’s flagship GOV.UK Verify.

Cloud

post it on wall

GOV.UK roadmap for 2017-18 aims for flexibility of scope and more robust metrics

15 February 2017

The Government Digital Service has said it will use “more robust metrics” for GOV.UK as its 2017-18 roadmap reveals plans to improve email subscription, content search and user journeys.

Whitehall sign

Senior buy-in and real incentives 'urgently needed' to make transformation strategy a success

14 February 2017

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.

scientists, user, science, data, analytics

HMRC seeks “visionary” data exploitation director as part of big data plans

14 February 2017

HMRC is advertising for a director to lead its data strategy and help personalise customers’ interactions with services, as the tax authority reveals more details of its behavioural insights work.

Contracts

Civil service chief executive John Manzoni

John Manzoni: Care.data was a ‘misstep’ that ‘put us back a long way’

21 February 2017

The chief executive of the civil service has said that the now scrapped NHS patient data-sharing programme Care.data was a “misstep” that put efforts to increase government data sharing back.

HMRC tax return

HMRC claims digital tax success as personal registration exceeds 7m target

17 February 2017

There were 7.4 million people using a digital personal tax account by the end of 2016 – 400,000 more than its initial target – according to HMRC’s quarterly performance figures.

DVLA chief technology officer Iain Patterson

CTS director Iain Patterson says service offers ‘one voice’ to help department exit IT contracts

16 February 2017

The government’s Common Technology Services team is pitching itself as a central support and advice service for departments exiting both large and small IT contracts.

Cybersecurity

A map of the world in binary

TechUK calls for G20 focus on digital

20 February 2017

Global leaders have been urged to ensure that data protection and cyber security measures still encourage innovation in the tech sector, ahead of this year’s G20 summit.

HMRC tax return

HMRC claims digital tax success as personal registration exceeds 7m target

17 February 2017

There were 7.4 million people using a digital personal tax account by the end of 2016 – 400,000 more than its initial target – according to HMRC’s quarterly performance figures.

GCHQ

National Cyber Security Centre: ‘Entirely possible to build secure tech in an agile way’

15 February 2017

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has revealed how it built its new IT systems using an agile approach, saying that waterfall “was never going to bring this job in on time”.

Data

Megaphone, loudspeaker

Government told to shout about big-data success stories

22 February 2017

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.

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

HMRC tax return

HMRC claims digital tax success as personal registration exceeds 7m target

17 February 2017

There were 7.4 million people using a digital personal tax account by the end of 2016 – 400,000 more than its initial target – according to HMRC’s quarterly performance figures.

Leadership

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

An NHS lanyard

NHS England to scrutinise suppliers of personalised healthcare IT systems

17 February 2017

Suppliers offering IT systems for personalised healthcare need to gain approval from NHS England, as the body aims to ensure healthcare providers are using high quality solutions that offer good value for money.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) London

MoD admits to unpaid invoices months after launch of new online procurement platform

15 February 2017

The Ministry of Defence has said that “over 90%” of outstanding invoices through its new online procurement platform have been processed, as suppliers complain that they are still waiting to be paid.

Mobile

post it on wall

GOV.UK roadmap for 2017-18 aims for flexibility of scope and more robust metrics

15 February 2017

The Government Digital Service has said it will use “more robust metrics” for GOV.UK as its 2017-18 roadmap reveals plans to improve email subscription, content search and user journeys.

A picture of Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the Government Digital Service

EXCL: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington: ‘We’re on track to finish Mike’s strategy, this is the next step'

10 February 2017

The government has achieved “just about everything” that was in its first digital strategy and now needs a different approach to make bigger savings, the director general of the Government Digital Service has said.

scientists, user, science, data, analytics

Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says

6 February 2017

Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.

Open Source

Megaphone, loudspeaker

Government told to shout about big-data success stories

22 February 2017

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.

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

DVLA chief technology officer Iain Patterson

CTS director Iain Patterson says service offers ‘one voice’ to help department exit IT contracts

16 February 2017

The government’s Common Technology Services team is pitching itself as a central support and advice service for departments exiting both large and small IT contracts.

Policy

Megaphone, loudspeaker

Government told to shout about big-data success stories

22 February 2017

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.

HMRC tax return

HMRC claims digital tax success as personal registration exceeds 7m target

17 February 2017

There were 7.4 million people using a digital personal tax account by the end of 2016 – 400,000 more than its initial target – according to HMRC’s quarterly performance figures.

An NHS lanyard

NHS England to scrutinise suppliers of personalised healthcare IT systems

17 February 2017

Suppliers offering IT systems for personalised healthcare need to gain approval from NHS England, as the body aims to ensure healthcare providers are using high quality solutions that offer good value for money.

PSN

Civil service chief executive John Manzoni

John Manzoni: Care.data was a ‘misstep’ that ‘put us back a long way’

21 February 2017

The chief executive of the civil service has said that the now scrapped NHS patient data-sharing programme Care.data was a “misstep” that put efforts to increase government data sharing back.

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Vodafone’s GSi Convergence Framework core services ‘too interdependent’ to unbundle

20 February 2017

The Crown Commercial Service has said that it does not make financial sense for Vodafone or the government to unbundle core services provided by the company through the Government Secure Intranet Convergence Framework...

Whitehall aerial view

Whitehall must change its hierarchical workforce mentality and embrace technology, says Reform think tank

6 February 2017

The public sector needs to use technology to reform its workforce by disrupting hierarchies, adopting new recruitment processes and automating administrative roles, a think tank has said.

Digital Transformation

Megaphone, loudspeaker

Government told to shout about big-data success stories

22 February 2017

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.

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

Buses in a city centre

Councils win £4m from DfT for travel and traffic tech projects

22 February 2017

The Department for Transport has announced the 19 councils that will share £4m in funding for innovative digital projects that aim to cut congestion, pollution and journey times.

Tech

Megaphone, loudspeaker

Government told to shout about big-data success stories

22 February 2017

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.

Lego, mentor, briefcase, tech

Coding in the open attracts digital talent, says MoJ

22 February 2017

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.

Buses in a city centre

Councils win £4m from DfT for travel and traffic tech projects

22 February 2017

The Department for Transport has announced the 19 councils that will share £4m in funding for innovative digital projects that aim to cut congestion, pollution and journey times.