Why government is ‘failing’ on AI openness

17 February 2020

The body dedicated to upholding ethical standards across the public sector has published a major report examining how to ensure those standards are not threatened by AI and automation

Qualified success – how apprentices are making a big impact at HMRC

5 February 2020

About one in 10 of the department’s workforce are apprentices, and its development programmes allows HMRC to attract new talent in technology and other areas, while giving new skills to long-standing employees, according to director general of customer services Angela MacDonald

‘You can talk to a nurse and book your appointment, without leaving Facebook’ – inside NHS Digital’s inclusion drive

4 February 2020

Social media training for nurses and tools for people with sensory impairment are among projects from an NHS Digital programme to boost digital inclusion. Gill Hitchcock reports on its progress.

North Lanarkshire’s plan for a future-proof council

9 January 2020

With ambitious plans for digital infrastructure, online services, and cloud migration, one local authority has a busy year ahead. Gill Hitchcock reports.

The biggest government tech stories of 2019 – part two

31 December 2019

Completing our 2019 round-up with the rundown of the five biggest stories of the year

Government tech consultants need to be more like Mary Poppins

30 January 2020

Too many public sector entities have become dependent on consultants who have outstayed their welcome, according to Romy Hughes of Brightman

Local government transformation needs leadership support and understanding

22 January 2020

If councils wish to make their digital ambitions a reality, senior managers need to familiarise themselves with digital ways of working and the role they should play, believes Alex Yedigaroff of dxw

Data must be treated as a national asset

10 January 2020

An information monopoly is a danger that must be taken seriously, argues Simon Hansford of UKCloud

Cummings' Whitehall transformation must put people at the centre of policy and delivery

19 December 2019

Any government reform must empower policymakers to consider the needs of both citizens and their digital colleagues, according to Sam Menter of Mace&Menter

Council collaboration catches on

5 December 2019

Georgina Maratheftis of techUK runs through a busy and productive month of partnerships for the local authority digital and technology sector

The greatest glitch in government

8 November 2019

In 2017, the NHS was the most high-profile victim of an international cyberattack. With the imminent phasing-out of support for Windows 7, Guinevere Poncia asks how government institutions are keeping pace with cyberthreats