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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

‘This year has really made the case for what we’re trying to do’

19 November 2020

At the end of a challenging year, local government chiefs discuss the impact on digital and data

Cyber resilience and the public sector

28 October 2020

The public sector must focus not only on attacks, but on how it responds and recovers from them, Zerto and Cyber Security Scotland told attendees at the recent Local Government ICT Summit

Interview: UK national statistician on how data has helped the PM – and the public – in coronavirus response

20 October 2020

To mark World Statistics Day, Professor Sir Ian Diamond talks to PublicTechnology about how the work of statisticians has been crucial in supporting government’s pandemic response, as well as his thoughts on the media and politicians’ use of numbers, and how the ONS is preparing for the census

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

New law allows government to fine networks flouting Huawei ban £100,000 a day

25 November 2020

Ofcom will be given additional powers under new legislation

CCS offers £150k for new tech chief to lead ‘large-scale programme of digital transformation’

25 November 2020

Procurement agency recruiting for CDIO

Scottish Government investment bank puts £12.5m into Glaswegian laser firm

25 November 2020

New national institution puts money into tech start-up

Opinion

Civil servants' relationship with technology is on uneasy ground

11 November 2020

After some high-profile tech blunders, Whitehall leaders need to ensure civil servants have the requisite digital skills and understanding, believes Daniel Korski of Public

Digital has enormous potential to reduce reoffending

2 November 2020

Controlled access to technology can play a major role in supporting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism, according to Aidan Shilson-Thomas of Reform

Digital government should be central to the UK's role in the post-Brexit world

9 October 2020

The nation's expertise in online services and transformation could help forge connections with other countries, according to Tanya Filer from Cambridge University and Antonio Weiss of The PSC

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