Interview: CDDO chief Lee Devlin on the ‘move from being disruptive to collaborative’
In the first of a series of exclusive interviews, the head of government’s ‘Digital HQ’ talks to PublicTechnology about the Central Digital and Data Office’s work to unlock £8bn of digital investment, engage with departmental leaders, and deliver definitively great services
CCS defends Digital Marketplace closure and pledges to ‘reinstate transparency’
Suppliers and former officials have lamented the decision but procurement agency claims outgoing...
'Challenge and support’ – how the DVLA’s outgoing chair has helped drive digital transformation
Lesley Cowley arrived at the government agency after leading the UK’s internet domain registry,...
How Leeds is improving care by breaking out of 'NHS-only systems'
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
‘Innovation is problematic when it is behind the scenes’
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
‘Is it in society’s interest to force people online?’
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
The Government Transformation Strategy - has it stuck?
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
How Exeter University is using tech to fly students to the Arctic
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
Why cybersecurity would lead a Labour government’s digital transformation agenda
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
Is government ready to abandon GSi?
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
Could Norfolk be the next Netflix?
Hackathons are a way for Norfolk to drive digital innovation in adult social care. Gill Hitchcock reports on the council’s achievements and aspirations.
How the police wants to use AI and analytics to ‘adopt a public-health approach to crime’
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’
Companies House aims for 100% digital
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
The biggest stories of 2018 – part two
We revisit the big news and major events from the second half of 2018
The biggest stories of 2018 – part one
We take a look back at the major developments that shaped the first half of the year
What next for the government’s anti-fake news unit?
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.
Swindon: how a ‘traditional’ council is playing digital catch-up
Ensuring vulnerable people are not excluded is central to Swindon council’s digital access drive. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Why the NHS needs to ‘take the lead’ on sharing data with the private sector
A study from Reform finds a haphazard patchwork of data-sharing being led at a local level. The think tank’s director of research Eleonora Harwich tells PublicTechnology why a national strategy is needed
MoJ digital chief: ‘Prisons have been bypassed by the digital revolution – that is our next really big challenge’
Tom Read, CDIO at the Ministry of Justice, talks to PublicTechnology about how he believes technology and digital services could help turn prisons from a ‘Victorian dungeon to a rehabilitative space’
How the Austrian Digitalization Agency aims to ‘demystify technology’ for SMEs and citizens
Newly created government organisation aims to help promote the digital economy and work with departmental technology leaders. Its leader Andreas Tschas tells PublicTechnology about his plans