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Editorial

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

What happens during a cyberattack on critical infrastructure?

16 May 2019

Leaders at the National Cyber Security Centre lift the lid on the impact of and lessons learned from the Triton malware assault

Which government department suffers the most data breaches?

10 May 2019

Since 2008 departments have been required to report data breaches every year. In this exclusive research – kicking off two weeks of dedicated cybersecurity content on PublicTechnology – SA Mathieson digs through the numbers to uncover government's biggest security challenges

Durham council puts democracy into digital design

8 May 2019

Designing a strategy to take digital take-up over the 50% mark means getting to the heart of what the county’s residents really want. Gill Hitchcock writes.

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

EXCL: Digital chief on why HMRC must 'embrace AI and machine learning'

20 May 2019

CDIO Jacky Wright tells PublicTechnology that department wants to focus on developing its use of artificial intelligence tools

South Staffordshire seeks technology and transformation leader

20 May 2019

Authority recruiting for £60,000 role

Development of settled status application system cost £63m

20 May 2019

Minister reveals cost of building online service

Opinion

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

Great NHSXpectations

24 April 2019

Ben Moody of techUK explains why the new NHS tech organisation has been welcomed by suppliers

Q&A