Having long suffered from a scarcity of funding, councils could be forgiven for deprioritising investments in new tech. But public and private and sector leaders tell PublicTechnology that digital has never been more important.
DCMS perm sec on why the National Data Strategy is ‘not about building systems – it’s about how we work’
After returning to lead an organisation with an expanded roster of responsibilities, Sarah Healey discusses how DCMS can best lead the drive to improve data use and sharing
Today marks two months until Microsoft ceases support for its decade-old operating system. PublicTechnology discovers that government is tight lipped about how widely the technology remains in use across Whitehall
The NCSC’s annual report reveals that a public sector entity or business is hit with a major cyberattack about twice each day. PublicTechnology looks at the biggest risks facing government and how they can be mitigated
The government’s housing body is adopting agile, cloud and a DevSecOps model in a bid to become the engine of transformation in the housing market. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Former No.10 and Cabinet Office policymaker William Newton now leads a growing technology firm. In this Q&A, he compares the joys and frustrations of each, and the skills learned in Whitehall he has taken to his new career
Simon Eccles talks to Gill Hitchcock about AI, apps, open APIs and uniting innovative SMEs with clinicians to transform the health service
e-Health records are enabling pharmacists to make informed decisions about treating patients and relieve pressure on GPs, writes Gill Hitchcock
The relationship between artificial intelligence and the law is receiving ever greater focus – while somehow becoming less clear. PublicTechnology looks at the role that regulators and lawmakers will play in the coming years
Helen Margetts and Cosmina Dorobantu from the Turing’s public policy programme talk to PublicTechnology about ethics, explainability, and why government has ‘unique expertise’ it can benefit from
The potential for technology to embed and amplify systemic biases is seen as one of the biggest inherent risks of deploying AI and automation at scale. PublicTechnology talks to experts about the key issues and how they can be addressed
In the last few years, the UK tax agency has automated millions of processes and it has ambitions to grow its use of AI into new areas. Tim East, CIO of customer compliance, tells PublicTechnology about the department's plans
Government’s largest department was an early mover in the automation space and, in the last two years, has seen the benefits of process automation
A few years ago, artificial intelligence was barely on the public sector’s radar. Now, it is one of the most-discussed topics in all of government. To kick off our dedicated AI Week, PublicTechnology examines where we are, and how we got here
Director general Alison Pritchard showed off her sideline as a comedy writer and performer at annual digital government shindig
Politicians and civil servants hit back at reports concerning analytics programme
The annual report on the Government Major Projects Portfolio includes assessments of a range of big-ticket IT initiatives. We take a closer look at three experiencing differing fortunes
'Designating services as digital is increasingly a hindrance' – DfE's Emma Stace on working across organisational boundaries
As the Department for Education refashions itself as a delivery department, its chief digital officer Emma Stace tells PublicTechnology she is determined to make digital ‘just the way we do things round here’
Onlookers are asking why the chatbot created by Babylon Health – which provides the GP at Hand service – is offering such different guidance to men and women. But the company tells PublicTechnology its service is working as intended.
Digital-first appointments are delivering the biggest improvement in access to GPs for 10 years, Stratford medical director Dr Bhupinder Kohli tells Gill Hitchcock
Durham County Council's head of digital Alan Patrickson lifts the lid on the authority’s citizen-focused five-year transformation journey
With free movement now set to end abruptly on 31 October, Home Office remains unable to answer key questions