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.
John Swinney tells Holyrood conference that most attackers are ‘exploiting the same basic failings’
The ongoing select committee inquiry into digital government did not pull any punches when it heard oral evidence from GDS director general Kevin Cunnington. But was the digital government chief left on the ropes?
‘Future is bright for data scientists in public sector,’ says department’s IT leader
Leeds digital chief Dylan Roberts tells Gill Hitchcock about how the city is joining up records and trying to help 10,000 Loiners get online each year
Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute, talks to PublicTechnology about the organisation’s work with government and how to balance risk and reward in the use of open data
Research reveals ‘a significant minority’ of people who are proud not to use the internet. PublicTechnology asks the CEO of government advisory body BSG how industry and policymakers should respond
Published in February 2017, the Government Transformation Strategy oulined a bold vision for comprehensive and enduring reform, and set a range of ambitious targets. As we enter the final stretch of its three-year itinerary, we examine the progress made to date, and how far is left to travel
JSaRC – how the Home Office is opening the door to industry to solve government’s security challenges
PublicTechnology talks to Shaun Hipgrave, head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, about the Whitehall unit’s work to solve the security challenges of government, industry – and tennis fans
The University of Exeter is immersing students in 3D virtual explorations of glaciers, ice flows and coastal erosion with a digital tool that has caught the attention of major environmental organisations. Gill Hitchcock reports.
‘We have only scratched the surface’ – Estonia’s CIO on what’s next for the world’s most celebrated digital nation
PublicTechnology talks to Siim Sikkut about why data embassies and ‘invisible services’ are key to country’s technological future
As the Government Transformation Strategy enters its final year, PublicTechnology asked shadow cabinet office minister Jo Platt for her views on its rollout so far, and how Labour would deliver reform
‘Transformation is not something that can just be driven from the centre’ – Q&A with GDS chief Cunnington
As the three-year vision of the Government Transformation Strategy moves into its final 12 months, PublicTechnology asked the GDS leader about ministerial changes, departmental siloes, and what happens after 2020
As the deadline for ditching the 22-year-old platform draws near, some major government departments are still using GSi email addresses – but all contend that they are on track for the March cut-off
Hackathons are a way for Norfolk to drive digital innovation in adult social care. Gill Hitchcock reports on the council’s achievements and aspirations.
Critics have claimed that an analytics project being led by West Midlands Police is bringing the dystopia of Minority Report to life. But superintendent Iain Donnelly tells PublicTechnology that he is determined to use tech and data ‘as a force for good’
The agency's director of digital tells PublicTechnology how the UK company register is using data science, agile methods – and eyeball tracking – in its transformation journey
Interview: CIO for overseas military operations on the rising nation-state cyberthreat facing the MoD
Nicholas Lloyd, who oversees technology across 52 global locations, discusses the changing threat landscape
We revisit the big news and major events from the second half of 2018
We take a look back at the major developments that shaped the first half of the year
Earlier this year, the government loudly heralded the creation of the Rapid Response Unit to tackle misinformation. But two months after its initial funding ran out, it has gone quiet on its future.
Ensuring vulnerable people are not excluded is central to Swindon council’s digital access drive. Gill Hitchcock reports.