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.


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In depth: National Cyber Security Programme

19 June 2015

Tim Gibson assesses government efforts to protect public and private sectors alike from the threat posed by hackers.

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Profile: Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2015

Who is the man taking over from Francis Maude in charge of government digital strategy and procurement?

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Joining up the dots

27 April 2015

Josh Chambers looks at global examples for a clue as to how Whitehall can work with local governments to produce true “government as a platform”.


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Civil servants admit failure to maximise data in new survey

1 July 2015

New research shows central government departments and agencies lag behind private sector's use of data to improve customer experience

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Digital Services 2 places provisionally awarded

1 July 2015

Suppliers applying for the delayed Digital Services 2 framework have finally been told whether they are likely to have been successful.

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Local government launches data API

1 July 2015

A wealth of information on local areas is to be made available through a new Application Programmable Interface (API) developed by the Local Government Association.


Reaping the fruits of an agile approach

29 June 2015

Agile is not a panacea for all ills, but can help government deliver digital services more efficiently, says Daniel Thornton.

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Clarity needed over Scottish digital plans

26 June 2015

The Scottish Government is still failing to get basic digital contract management right, according to a new report. Gemma Diamond looks at the findings.

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How can data help drive reform?

18 June 2015

Councils need to realise the full potential of their data - and the advantage it gives them - says Adrian Brown.