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.
Service allowing firms to check potential employees’ immigration status can be transacted entirely online
Chosen candidate will be tasked with setting departmental IT vision
Supplier sought to support rollout of advance border control service
Role as delivery director comes with remit to help ‘redesign approach to delivering technology’
Government cash will be used to help businesses buy software and train staff
Possibility of using tech to facilitate an open border is back under discussion
Senior manager will develop data sharing tools and practices
Central cybercrime agency wants to employ more officers overseas
An international committee hosted in London later this month will be attended by representatives of a number of governments around the world – but will they be joined by the Facebook CEO?
A range of assaults against targets across the world have been attributed to the GRU
White House publishes national policy document including plans to update surveillance laws
The government reform movement has snowballed to include both counterparts in other countries and the wider public sector. PublicTechnology went along to its first global event to find out more
Foreign secretary hits out at internet titan
Government to examine whether the current mixed set-up of screening and tray-management systems is having an impact on security levels
Inside the Canadian Digital Service – why immigration transformation represents its ‘first big opportunity’
In the second of our two-part feature, senior figures at the government transformation agency talk through the services it has built so far and how it intends to be ‘a bit more bold’ in its second year
Inside the Canadian Digital Service – how the transformation agency began life ‘on the corner of someone’s desk’
In the first of a two-part feature to mark the anniversary of its opening, PublicTechnology talks to a range of key figures from the Canadian Digital Service about how it came to be established, its role and remit, and what it learned from the experiences of GDS
Newly published former top-secret documents reveal that a direct communications link between Downing Street and Mikhail Gorbachev was not encrypted – despite the wishes of the government’s ‘technical experts’
Scott Brison takes on digital government brief and will be supported by national CIO Alex Benay who has been promoted to a deputy minister-level post
The UK has slipped from first to fourth place in the global digital government rankings published biennially by the United Nations.