How CDDO is working to make government services great
In this piece for PublicTechnology, head of strategy and standards Ben Tate provides an update on the digital unit's work to transform the most important citizen services
ICO: Instead of massive fines, regulation works best when we work alongside organisations
Information commissioner John Edwards discusses the impact of the watchdog’s new approach to...
Trust is required in data and the organisations that hold it
Assuring data, and investing in the infrastructure that supports it, is crucially important,...
We need to better understand, support and celebrate colleagues with disabilities
Samaira Uddin of GDS discusses how civil servants can be an allies and advocates for their disabled co-workers
Government must earn public trust that AI is being used safely and responsibly
Leaders from two of government’s core digital and data units – the CDDO and CDEI – introduce new guidelines intended to promote transparency in the public sector’s use of algorithms
In a hybrid world, data can help create an identity for students
Gathering and analysing information can help institutions promote engagement and wellbeing, according to Alex Chapman of Middlesex University
For the US government, good design is a civic duty
In light of plans to overhaul USA.gov, YuJune Park of Parsons School of Design explains the revamp must put citizens first
Local authorities and their suppliers must connect the digitally excluded
Various vulnerable groups are among those at risk of lacking the connectivity or skills to engage with public services, according to Graham Cutting of Cantium
Government can help make the UK a world-leader in quantum technology
A pipeline of both technical and commercial skills, and proper consideration of the ethical implications is needed to ensure organisations are not left behind, according to Laura Foster of techUK
How early engagement can give a glimpse of students’ academic future
Data analytics is key to ensuring that students continue to progress throughout their studies, according to Helen Higson of Aston Business School
Is the UK ready for the future of compute?
The government’s upcoming review should consider ways to increase the country’s computing capacity, believes Laura Foster of techUK
Social value: public sector must demand more – and tech suppliers need to deliver
SMEs and other providers should embrace the new mandates for IT firms to demonstrate social value, according to Alex Jackson of dxw
The time is now for private network adoption
New forms of infrastructure can help improve public services, according to Sophie James of techUK
Data must be central to improving the criminal justice system
Better use of information is crucial to improving people’s experiences with justice agencies and reducing recidivism, according to Georgie Henley of techUK
Government’s battle for the future of work
Despite the best efforts of some ministers, the profound changes brought about by the pandemic still offer a singular opportunity to radically rethink how the civil service operates. Dods Research asked more than 200 officials for their thoughts.
IWD: The tech sector needs equity, not just equality
The industry needs to focus on building equitable products and workplaces rooted in inclusivity and belonging this International Women’s Day, according to Nimmi Patel from techUK
Digital and data must be embedded into plans for the future of healthcare
The challenges and achievements of the pandemic have shown that tech innovation is the only way forward for the health and social care system, according to Leontina Postelnicu of techUK
techUK chief: Government must help seize a golden opportunity to build a world-class digital economy
As the country emerges from the challenges of the pandemic, ministers and officials have a chance to build on the digital successes of the last two years, according to Julian David
Why IT contractors need to watch out for tax avoidance
Many freelancers may not even be aware they are breaking the law, warns Mary Aiston of HMRC
Are your Christmas presents spying on you?
With many around the country receiving technological gifts, experts from government anti-espionage unit UK NACE explain why smartphones are the ‘perfect eavesdropping devices’
The digital age requires cultural sensitivity
Even when sat in their living room, government officials working with international partners need to be cognisant and respectful of other cultures, according to experts Matt Minshall and Mark Roberts
‘Cutting edge’ or a ‘security nightmare’? Government anti-espionage unit on the tech behind Bond gadgets
As No Time To Die smashes box-office records, technical experts from the UK National Authority for Counter-Eavesdropping tell us whether 007’s favourite spy toys are rooted in reality
App-based freedoms and the relentless battle for cybersecurity
As our movements increasingly depend on using our smartphones to demonstrate status, we need to ensure technology is secure, according to Dr Sarah Morris, of Cranfield University.
The stigma needs to be removed from cyberattacks
The secrecy and shame associated with cyber incidents needs to be rethought, believes PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall