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Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agenda rules

26 February 2014

The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.

Features

Interview: HMRC digital chief Jacky Wright on insourcing, inclusivity, and the ‘teething pains’ of transformation

12 June 2019

PublicTechnology talks to the departmental CDIO about her work to transform the working practices and service delivery of the UK tax authority, and why improving diversity starts with leaders who are self-aware

 

Inoculating the NHS against cyberattacks

31 May 2019

Cybersecurity chiefs at Wirral NHS trust say education, collaboration and rapid communication are important protections against viruses, phishing and ransomware. Gill Hitchcock reports.

Huawei and 5G – the five big questions

23 May 2019

A month on from the revelations about the Chinese vendor’s potential involvement in the UK’s 5G network, PublicTechnology examines the key issues

Interview

In it for the long-run: Why Luton council signed a 10-year ICT deal

7 March 2017

Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.

‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county

11 January 2017

Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.

News

GDS chief Cunnington moves to new body 'promoting UK government services to the world'

18 June 2019

International Government Service role a "fantastic opportunity to build on our achievements at GDS", Cunnington says

Home Office leads state-sector Amazon spending

18 June 2019

Union criticises government’s £46.9m spent with supplier in 2018

East Midlands creates £250m WAN framework

18 June 2019

Nottinghamshire County Council publishes contract notice

Opinion

The digital fight needs political might

18 June 2019

The case for transformation could do with more high-profile Westminster backers, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

How Nottinghamshire drove broadband uptake – and made £5m

17 May 2019

Ceren Clulow of Nottinghamshire County Council, discusses the benefits for local authorities in optimising the uptake of superfast broadband in their region – including potential major rebates on initial infrastructure investments

Is Matt Hancock forcing online regulation by the back door?

2 May 2019

The unilateral decision to compel social media companies to work with charities on harmful content has not been subjected to the necessary scrutiny, believes tech policy expert Heather Burns

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