DWP offers £180k for new CIO

12 December 2018

Department commences search for replacement for Mayank Prakash and confirms Simon McKinnon as interim tech chief

Swindon: how a ‘traditional’ council is playing digital catch-up

14 December 2018

Ensuring vulnerable people are not excluded is central to Swindon council’s digital access drive. Gill Hitchcock reports.

Why the NHS needs to ‘take the lead’ on sharing data with the private sector

11 December 2018

A study from Reform finds a haphazard patchwork of data-sharing being led at a local level. The think tank’s director of research Eleonora Harwich tells PublicTechnology why a national strategy is needed

MoJ digital chief: ‘Prisons have been bypassed by the digital revolution – that is our next really big challenge’

5 December 2018

Tom Read, CDIO at the Ministry of Justice, talks to PublicTechnology about how he believes technology and digital services could help turn prisons from a ‘Victorian dungeon to a rehabilitative space’

How the Austrian Digitalization Agency aims to ‘demystify technology’ for SMEs and citizens

27 November 2018

Newly created government organisation aims to help promote the digital economy and work with departmental technology leaders. Its leader Andreas Tschas tells PublicTechnology about his plans

Interview: Oliver Dowden on Verify, spending controls, and how ‘GDS is moving into new spaces’

13 November 2018

PublicTechnology talks to the minister for implementation about the challenges and successes of an eventful year for the Government Digital Service, and where the organisation goes from here

How Bolton and Wigan teamed up to tackle their cybersecurity challenges

18 December 2018

Technology chief Dave Pearce explains how the two local authorities are working together to share data, technology, and services

Is G-Cloud broken?

6 December 2018

For all its good intentions, the government's flagship digital services framework remains hamstrung by the wrong strategy and technical challenges, believes Romy Hughes of Brightman

The time is now to bridge the digital divide

28 November 2018

Eliminating digital exclusion would reduce inequality and give the economy a multibillion-pound boost, according to Helen Milner of Good Things Foundation

How to create a blockchain-powered digital nation

23 November 2018

Adopting the blockchain will help Scotland achieve its vision of becoming a fully digital nation and usher in an unprecedented era of economic growth, believes Neil McEvoy of DigitalScot.net

Current police ICT systems are in desperate need of change

15 November 2018

John Kellet of public sector digital specialist Eduserv looks at what at the results of the annual Police ICT Survey tell us about the force’s tech set-up

 

The third sector must play a key role in ‘social digital government’

24 October 2018

Government needs to make sure it is integrating resources from different places in support of common goals, according to Neil McEvoy of Digital Scotland