Whitehall tech temps top 3,000

7 November 2019

Minister reveals that, at most recent count, about 3,500 DDaT freelancers were employed by government

Life hacks – a year at the National Cyber Security Centre

11 November 2019

The NCSC’s annual report reveals that a public sector entity or business is hit with a major cyberattack about twice each day. PublicTechnology looks at the biggest risks facing government and how they can be mitigated

Homes England looks to digital to help fix a broken housing market

4 November 2019

The government’s housing body is adopting agile, cloud and a DevSecOps model in a bid to become the engine of transformation in the housing market. Gill Hitchcock reports.

Interview: How a ‘permeable civil service’ can help tech start-ups

25 October 2019

Former No.10 and Cabinet Office policymaker William Newton now leads a growing technology firm. In this Q&A, he compares the joys and frustrations of each, and the skills learned in Whitehall he has taken to his new career

Interview: NHS CCIO on why transformation needs to be driven locally

16 October 2019

Simon Eccles talks to Gill Hitchcock about AI, apps, open APIs and uniting innovative SMEs with clinicians to transform the health service

How digital records are changing NHS care in Wales

9 October 2019

e-Health records are enabling pharmacists to make informed decisions about treating patients and relieve pressure on GPs, writes Gill Hitchcock 

AI fought the law?

4 October 2019

The relationship between artificial intelligence and the law is receiving ever greater focus – while somehow becoming less clear. PublicTechnology looks at the role that regulators and lawmakers will play in the coming years

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 

How digitisation helped the DWP make child maintenance easier for separated parents

4 November 2019

Improving its online offering has enabled the department to make life easier for citizens and its own staff. Lead delivery manager Alan Soulsby talks us through the project.

Better data can help make a better society

1 November 2019

Frankie Kay of the Office for National Statistics writes about a simple way in which we can improve lives all across the nation

Is procurement a friend or foe for local government transformation?

24 October 2019

Buying processes should be seen as an enabler of innovation, rather than a barrier, according to Georgina Maratheftis of techUK

What can the public sector learn from start-up culture?

10 October 2019

While it might not need the beer fridges and bean bags, the NHS could learn something from the employee-engagement fostered by start-ups, believes Anas Nader of Patchwork Health

AI and public sector – combining to create high performance governments

4 October 2019

Joel Cherkis from UiPath examines why governnments should not be thinking about whether to deploy either robotics or AI – but how the two can work in unison to deliver greater benefits