In his first press briefing since taking over at the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has indicated plans for lighter spend controls, a greater national presence – and perhaps a farewell to bunting.
The government is to create an official profession for digital, data and technology within the civil service that will set pay scales based on competency, the Government Digital Service leader has...
Mike Stone, the chief information officer at the Ministry of Defence, is to leave the civil service at the end of the financial year.
The National Cyber Security Centre has committed to improving collaboration with councils and producing better guidance for local government.
Bromley council has extended its contract with Liberata until March 2020, at a potential value of £22m.
The government has created a new director general position for digital and media in a bid to boost the UK’s digital economy, appointing former British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould to the...
The Office for National Statistics has named Tom Smith, the co-founder of an Oxford data science spin-out company, the managing director of its new data science campus.
The second iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for applications on 1 November, as the Government Digital Service publishes the draft legal documents for applications...
Seventeen years of mass collection of citizens’ personal data by the UK’s security agencies has been ruled unlawful by the investigatory powers tribunal.
The government has hailed its work to create data registers as a major milestone in its move towards improving transparency, as set out in its action plan on open government....
Scott Moore, business analyst for the Scottish Improvement Service, won a Socitm scholarship to research digital public service trend in Seoul during the summer. Here he looks back on he learnt during his summer investigating the city’s digital transformation.
This week saw the official launch of the Singapore’s dedicated government tech agency GovTech. Rebecca Hill spoke to the organisation’s chief information officer Chan Cheow Hoe about the issues facing government digital services and how his team is addressing them.
RNIB inclusion guru Steve Tyler tells Gill Hitchcock that it makes sense for councils to build accessibility into their digital services.
Newham’s digital delivery could show the way for other councils to make social services more efficient. Gill Hitchcock finds out why.
The digital democracy manifesto launched by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this week has failed to gain the approval of those working in public sector technology.
Sooraj Shah looks at the benefits of AR and VR, and asks whether councils should be spending taxpayers’ money on the emerging technologies so soon.
Gareth Ricketts, the health sector lead for Updata, says the new health and social care network has the potential to transform NHS services for the future - but first there needs to be more communication of the change.
Digital technology offer charities a wealth of options. But Tris Lumley of think-tank New Philanthropy Capital says that they should heed advice from the Government Digital Service and take user-centric approach to transformation.
Jane Roberts strategy director at Toplevel and asks whether more clarity is needed to stop departments from tying themselves in knots over what kind of ‘open’ to use.
Debra Maxwell, chief executive officer for customer relationship management and public sector at Arvato, looks at how big data can help local authorities bring in more revenue.
Bob Wachter’s recommendations for digitising the NHS are measured, realistic and long-term, but could still fail without doctors’ buy-in, argues David Walker.
Lincolnshire Health and Care’s Gary James explains how the county’s new integrated Care Portal system aims to transform healthcare for an ageing and widely dispersed population.