Technology Services 2 given two-year extension

17 April 2019

CCS lengthens £3bn contract as it mulls ways to ensure future deals enable more streamlined processes

Budget Committee could prevent white elephant IT projects, MPs told

17 April 2019

An idea has been put forward to establish a new parliamentary committee to oversee departmental spending plans

NHS launches child health info digital service for parents and clinicians

16 April 2019

 Health agencies unite with key suppliers to create tool to make information accessible digitally

All police forces create cybercrime units

16 April 2019

Each of the 43 forces across England and Wales have set up dedicated tech units with £7m of government backing

How HMRC is working with universities to meet government's ‘big challenge’ of competing for digital skills

12 April 2019

Future talent chief Lisa Rowley talks to PublicTechnology about the growth of the department’s work placement scheme and why, to compete with private sector giants, government needs to ‘get out there and tell our story’

Why Essex council has broken with digital convention

9 April 2019

Jason Kitcat has got rid of digital strategies and teams and introduced in a single function devoted to service change. Gill Hitchcock finds out more.

Is the settled status scheme a tech triumph or digital disaster?

5 April 2019

After a tricky development process, the digital system allowing EU citizens to apply for the right to remain in the UK is now live. PublicTechnology examines the past, present, and future of a project that represents one of the most important technology programmes the government has ever undertaken.

To catch a cyberthief – how the UK’s top online cop aims to ‘stay one step ahead of the bad guys’

28 March 2019

Mike Hulett of the National Crime Agency's dedicated cyber unit tells PublicTechnology how the internet has transformed the lives of criminals and those that pursue them

Will Brexit slow down public sector digital transformation?

21 March 2019

At a recent roundtable event, PublicTechnology and Gamma brought together a range of senior digital professionals to discuss the looming spectre of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for transformation initiatives

Breaking down barriers: how to improve SMEs' access to the public sector market

29 March 2019

Research from techUK showed that smaller firms still face major challenges in winning government business. The industry body's head of public sector Henry Rex outlines why SMEs have both cause for concern and reasons to be cheerful

Government can ill afford not to invest in police technology

27 March 2019

Calum Steele of the Scottish Police Federation explains why investment and legislative changes are sorely needed to help support officers’ use of technology

Our response to online harms should focus as much on cure as prevention

22 March 2019

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall believes that the government’s online harms strategy must address their impact, as well as their cause 

Why box-ticking won’t help the NHS achieve our 10-year plan for digital

13 March 2019

Sam Shah, director for digital development at NHS England, discusses how single-problem healthtech solutions do not align with the wider health technology vision

Action is needed now on digital identities

27 February 2019

Ruth Milligan of techUK explains why the government must take the lead to ensure the UK implements a system of digital identities