The replacement of HMRC's £10-billion Aspire IT contract needs “firm and consistent leadership”, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
The communications regulator Ofcome has said that BT’s Openreach should become a distinct company with its own board as part of reforms aimed at improving work to expand broadband coverage in the...
Civica has added the Woking-based government digital company SFW Ltd to its expanding list of government digital specialist acquisitions.
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open...
The Government Digital Service is updating its content operating model and plans to rollout the new version as early as April 2017.
LocalGov Digital and the Greater London Authority have announced a summit to discuss the Local Government Digital Service Standard.
The representative body for UK tech companies has said that authentication standards for GOV.UK Verify are “likely to be too high” for most local government services.
The Home Office has merged its technology and digital units to form Home Office Digital, Data and Technology.
Employing all of the digital specialists required to plug the government’s digital capability gap would cost £213 million, the comptroller and auditor general and National Audit Office boss ...
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for the digital economy, has called on the government to establish a joined-up data ethics framework - and not to lose focus because of Brexit.
Council IT chiefs tell Sooraj Shah that, although the Internet of Things has huge potential for local government, it’s still early days for the technology.
Dylan Roberts, Leeds City Council’s digital chief, tells Gill Hitchcock that other public services could benefit from the local authority’s open source integrated care record programme, Ripple.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
The Government Digital Service is learning to be more empathetic and humble, according to its chief operating officer Alex Holmes.
AbilityNet’s digital inclusion chief Robin Christopherson wants to see ‘internet wardens’ with powers to fine councils that fail to comply with accessibility law. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Budget pressures are persuading governments to look to the cloud to improve services while keeping costs down. Max Peterson of Amazon Web Services sets out five questions to ask yourself along the way.
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.
Faced with the effects of years of austerity and ageing technology, investing in digital will be essential for the justice system - but new technology must work for the people, writes Melanie Mylvaganam, IT policy analyst at the Bar Council.
Editor’s letter: From universities to councils, and why diversity should be a major part of our coverage
PublicTechnology’s new online editor Rebecca Hill talks about the similarities between her old and new beats, as we launch our series focusing on diversity in public sector technology.
AI might be flavour of the month, but are robots really the future for council services? Stuart Dorman, chief innovation officer at Sabio, says that robots don’t have all the answers.
As part of PublicTechnology's Brexit series, Socitm president Geoff Connell says that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the effect of the referendum as there is still much legal wrangling to be done.