SMEs win £1bn less government business in FY17 as proportion of spending drops for second year in succession
But Cabinet Office said government ‘remains committed to our aspiration’ of awarding £1 in every £3 to smaller firms by 2022
Senior local leaders need to do more to champion digital innovation in their own authorities, four professional bodies have said.
The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has told MPs he believes a majority of premises in the UK will have access to broadband speeds of 100-300mbps by the end of the decade.
Flintshire County Council in north Wales has agreed a new five-year contract to extend its use of Proactis’ procurement software suite and utilise the firm’s “Supplier Network” platform.
Software, technology and outsourcing firm Civica has appointed former Cabinet Office executive director of transformation Ed Welsh as its UK government advisor.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has told MPs there should be more synergy in the way Whitehall departments invest in technology.
Three London councils are set for an ICT partnership predicted to save £6m a year, but success will require transparency, continual assessment and an exit plan for each authority. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The Public Services Network’s £999 compliance charge for using the Government Secure Internet Convergence Framework has been removed and replaced with a set of unbundled fees that should always be cheaper, according the Government Digital Service.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed a £3.24m deal for the provision of a 50km “future-proof” dark-fibre network connecting 120 key public-sector sites.
Scottish Borders Council has agreed a £92m digital-services deal with IT and outsourcing giant CGI off the back of a contract with neighbouring City of Edinburgh Council.
A new service that gives property professionals real-time online data on the progress of applications to change land-ownership records has launched.
A survey of more than 2,000 UK adults has found a clear majority want to be able to verify their identity online in order to access government services conveniently.
Crown Commercial Service chief executive Sally Collier has been named as the government's preferred candidate to become chief regulator at exams watchdog Ofqual.
Virgin Media Business has been awarded the contract to provide high-capacity optical circuits for the Met Office’s new supercomputer.
The Scottish government is poised to begin the procurement process for a public-sector wide digital conferencing services framework that would include audio, web, and video services, as well as webcasting.
Government Digital Service executive director Stephen Foreshew-Cain has committed the organisation to a more pro-active stance on promoting gender diversity in the IT sector.
Think tank calls for ‘appropriate parts’ of HMRC’s Aspire contract to be included in new Crown Marketplace
The government’s promised Crown Marketplace online procurement platform should have its remit expanded to include “appropriate parts” of the HM Revenue and Customs’ Aspire IT contract, according to a new report.
The director of the UK’s national computer emergency response team has said 80% of the security issues his team records could be prevented if basic security measures were in place.
Investment in developing premium mapping technology for commercial use has knock-on benefits for the general public and the development community, according to Ordnance Survey’s public sector director.
Stephen Foreshew-Cain has told a conference that a host of new digital platforms will be required to create the kind of joined-up online presence he aspires to for the government.
The Crown Commercial Service is on course to exceed the top end of its savings target for 2015-16, but director Matt Denham has spoken of the challenges the agency faces in the hunt for its own Uber and Airbnb equivalents.