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.
Whitehall’s outlay on consultants and temporary workers rose by £267m in FY19
Government's new Innovation Strategy set out ambitious proposals to update processes, eliminate ageing kit, and embrace emerging technologies. PublicTechnology caught up with GDS innovation head Sue Bateman to find out more
Scotland’s Falkirk Council is using open geospatial data to help families find school lunch clubs and other resources. Gill Hitchcock reports
After signing a cooperation agreement with GDS, GovTech Singapore’s CEO Kok Ping Soon tells PublicTechnology about how the two agencies can learn from one another
The messaging service’s product manager discusses how it plans to expand
Gill Hitchcock reports on how government, councils and tech developers can remove the obstacles to digital inclusivity for people with dementia
PublicTechnology talks to CCS technology director Niall Quinn and a selection of suppliers about the future of IT procurement
Data shows more and more services are accessing data sets
Interview: HMRC digital chief Jacky Wright on insourcing, inclusivity, and the ‘teething pains’ of transformation
PublicTechnology talks to the departmental CDIO about her work to transform the working practices and service delivery of the UK tax authority, and why improving diversity starts with leaders who are self-aware
Cybersecurity chiefs at Wirral NHS trust say education, collaboration and rapid communication are important protections against viruses, phishing and ransomware. Gill Hitchcock reports.
A month on from the revelations about the Chinese vendor’s potential involvement in the UK’s 5G network, PublicTechnology examines the key issues
Leaders at the National Cyber Security Centre lift the lid on the impact of and lessons learned from the Triton malware assault
Since 2008 departments have been required to report data breaches every year. In this exclusive research – kicking off two weeks of dedicated cybersecurity content on PublicTechnology – SA Mathieson digs through the numbers to uncover government's biggest security challenges
Designing a strategy to take digital take-up over the 50% mark means getting to the heart of what the county’s residents really want. Gill Hitchcock writes.
This week saw a landmark public meeting of the alliance between the cyber intelligence services of the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. PublicTechnology listened in to find out more
How HMRC is working with universities to meet government's ‘big challenge’ of competing for digital skills
Future talent chief Lisa Rowley talks to PublicTechnology about the growth of the department’s work placement scheme and why, to compete with private sector giants, government needs to ‘get out there and tell our story’
Jason Kitcat has got rid of digital strategies and teams and introduced in a single function devoted to service change. Gill Hitchcock finds out more.
Assistant chief constable Malcolm Graham discusses how tech can benefit officers and the public
After a tricky development process, the digital system allowing EU citizens to apply for the right to remain in the UK is now live. PublicTechnology examines the past, present, and future of a project that represents one of the most important technology programmes the government has ever undertaken.
Mike Hulett of the National Crime Agency's dedicated cyber unit tells PublicTechnology how the internet has transformed the lives of criminals and those that pursue them
At a recent roundtable event, PublicTechnology and Gamma brought together a range of senior digital professionals to discuss the looming spectre of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for transformation initiatives