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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

UK Government Cyber Security for SMEs

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.

Matthew Hancock MP

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”.

News

Mike Bracken

Bracken: Channel shift journey has only just begun

30 June 2015

The jury is “still out” on the government’s attempts to get citizens using digital public services by default, Mike Bracken has acknowledged.

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Government to simplify Digital Services framework contracts

30 June 2015

Digital officials are working to slash the length of contracts under the Digital Services framework after estimating current versions take at least six hours to read.

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EU data protection talks resume

26 June 2015

After a year's impasse, the European Council, Parliament and Commission have resumed trilogue discussions on EU data protection reform.

Opinion

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.

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