Oliver Dowden given ministerial responsibility for GDS

15 January 2018

Hertsmere MP’s brief as minister for implementation also includes IPA, CCS, and cybersecurity initiatives

HMRC transformation programme a ‘precarious high-wire act, battered by the winds of Brexit’ – PAC

15 January 2018

MPs claim department faces ‘difficult decisions’ to deliver on schemes including Making Tax Digital rollout and office relocations 

 

EU unveils €1bn supercomputing scheme

13 January 2018

European Commission and member states to invest in programme to buy and maintain four of the ultra-powerful machines

Sheffield NHS trust to implement electronic baby tagging

12 January 2018

Supplier sought for three-year project to install technology at Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital

DWP in-house IT company BPDTS appoints Loveday Ryder as CEO

12 January 2018

First set of annual accounts for BPDTS Ltd reveal that company delivered more than £12m of IT services to department in first four months of existence

National Archives to digitise 1921 census records

11 January 2018

Agency seeks supplier to facilitate online publication of information gathered through national survey as it nears 100-year cut-off

Wanted: IT supplier for one of the world’s most remote islands

11 January 2018

British Overseas Territory Saint Helena publicises three-year contract to be awarded for provision of hardware, software, and services

Home Office to bring together police and immigration biometrics schemes ahead of potential move to public cloud

10 January 2018

Department seeks supplier to bring IDENT 1 and IABS programmes under single service-management structure in project worth a possible £300m

Are confusing bid notices leading to ‘bad outcomes’ for government digital projects?

12 January 2018

Research from digital specialist dxw finds that suppliers on key digital framework find most opportunity notices lack clarity on customer needs, desired outcomes, and budget

Reform digital head on the potential AI backlash and why service design is ‘not just about the citizen’

10 January 2018

PublicTechnology talks to the think tank’s digital and data specialist Eleonora Harwich about how AI could help eradicate disparity in the quality of healthcare and why GDS needs to focus more on the needs of its colleagues in Whitehall

 

The art of designing a rational service for irrational taxpayers

8 January 2018

Dacorum Borough Council in Hertfordshire has redesigned its council tax service to better work with ‘the quirks of how we actually think’. Gill Hitchcock finds out more

Driverless pods, smart sensors, and citizen apps – inside the plan to future-proof Milton Keynes

4 January 2018

In a town gaining 40,000 extra citizens each decade, the council's strategy chief Geoff Snelson tells PublicTechnology why smart-city ideas and technology need to be an intrinsic part of planning for the short- and long-term future

Why a stint in Whitehall is a 'massive career-maker' for digital leaders

20 December 2017

Stephanie Wilson of public-sector recruiter GatenbySanderson tells PublicTechnology  about the challenges and rewards of looking for the talent to drive the government's digital transformation

No longer a ‘framework factory’ – inside CCS tech chief’s plans to progress the procurement paradigm

15 December 2017

Procurement agency’s technology category director discusses ongoing work to drive Whitehall transformation programmes and ambitions to expand into new areas

The government needs a department for data

3 January 2018

Whitehall siloes should be broken by creating a centralised body to collate and oversee the use of data, believes Johan Hogsander of Transform

 

The key public-sector technology trends to look out for in 2018

23 December 2017

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall picks out three topics that may define the year ahead

The government should be a role model on IT reuse

18 December 2017

Remanufactured computers could provide 95% of the performance of a new PC at a fraction of the cost to the environment; it is time for the civil service to set an examples, argues professor Mark Jolly of Cranfield University

How to disaggregate in 18 months

14 December 2017

Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions applauds the Government’s guidance on Whitehall IT disaggregation, but argues that it need not take anywhere near as long as the four years suggested

Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

Why some UK local authorities are stuck in in a digital Stone Age

30 November 2017

Ross Harling of Netitude lifts the lid on the findings of a study which shows UK councils are failing to recognise some major opportunities of digitisation