A Scottish government pilot scheme aiming to boost innovation in the public sector is offering £15,000 for a developer with a cyber security idea that could be used by government, and has singled out blockchain as of particular interest.
Councils need to recognise that real digital transformation goes beyond e-enabling transactions and “get serious” about technology-informed redesign, Socitm has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions is looking for a chief data officer to join the new chief digital and information officer’s team.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
In her first statement as director of the government’s flagship identity-assurance programme, Jess McEvoy has said the Verify team will prioritise systems to tell users when something goes wrong...
Transport for London has added data from the night tube – which ran for the first time on Friday – to its Application Program Interface to allow travel apps to use it.
The Home Office has completed the roll out of its online visitor’s visa service.
A survey has shown that the identities of 79% of people aged over 16 can be verified through the government’s flagship identity-assurance scheme, with coverage worst for those aged 16-24.
Commentators have said that the tech community should expect to see a refocusing of the Government Digital Service under its new chief Kevin Cunnington and a recasting of its relationship with...
The Government Digital Service is working to improve its approach to fraud in online petitions following concerns over the validity of almost 80,000 signatures on the petition calling for a second...
This autumn, the next cohort of women will start Socitm’s empowering women in IT programme. Rebecca Hill finds out how the society wants to promote female tech role models as part of PublicTechnology's diversity in tech series.
Adam Cooper from the Government Digital Service says blockchain technologies are not yet the answer to digital identification solutions.
Interview: Simon Parker, Redbridge Council’s incoming strategy director, on agile working, data and transformation
Simon Parker, the outgoing director of the NLGN think tank, reflects on six years in the job and tells Rebecca Hill how he plans to use digital approaches in his move to Redbridge Council
Around 18 months ago, senior leaders at Wigan Council decided to take digital seriously. Since then the authority has won multiple awards for its transformation. Rebecca Hill asks Alison McKenzie-Folan, deputy chief executive director for customer transformation, about the journey.
‘I don’t buy into the idea that Tech City is taking over’: Tech North’s new leader on autonomy, councils and northern humbleness
What can the body charged with boosting the tech industry in the north of England offer local government? According to its new director Richard Gregory, a lot. Rebecca Hill reports.
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.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.
As PublicTechnology looks at diversity in public sector technology careers, Home Office developer Barbara Cassini reflects on her experiences as a female developer in both public and private sectors, saying that some offices are just better than others.
The next generation of data storage and processing technologies will be critical to the success of smart cities, says James Norman.
Chief clinical information officers must be given more powers to tackle the risks of integrated care models to stop them being undermined by security breaches, writes Saif Abed, Imprivata's medical director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Government Digital Service is evolving not retreating, and its new leader has the chance to complete the cultural shift from confrontation to collaboration, writes Matthew Trimming of entry market company META