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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

NSA: ‘We have not responded to a zero-day in two years – our adversaries are hitting known vulnerabilities’

13 April 2018

Cybersecurity unit director reveals how US intelligence agency is working to spread best practice by promoting openness and collaboration

NCSC’s Dr Ian Levy on why the UK must ‘turn cybersecurity into a science’

12 April 2018

The technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre tells PublicTechnology about the organisation’s achievements so far, and what it is doing to prepare for an inevitable cyber emergency

Interview: Surveillance Camera Commissioner discusses his mission to protect privacy and human rights

10 April 2018

As an ever-greater volume of increasingly sophisticated devices watch us all, PublicTechnology talks to regulator Tony Porter about his office’s role in ensuring surveillance is always used ‘proportionately and sensitively’

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

Surrey seeks digital leader to help drive £250m annual savings

19 April 2018

Newly created role comes with brief to ‘transform service delivery’ of county council

Government invests £15m to boost cybersecurity of Commonwealth nations

19 April 2018

Countries also sign cyber cooperation pledge

Work on customs system 'on track', vows HMRC chief

18 April 2018

Chief executive of tax agency writes to MPs to update on progress of project to replace CHIEF system

Opinion

Focusing on ‘digital civic moments’ could create a truly joined-up government

15 April 2018

Peter Ford of Pegasytems believes Whitehall has both the necessary will and technology to achieve its ambitions of operating as a single entity

How to ensure cloud does not become the new outsourcing

11 April 2018

Just as with outsourcing before it, cloud will not fix underlying operational complexity, according to Richard Blanford of Fordway

Public sector procurement needs a serious rethink

8 April 2018

Shaun Gomm of Sigma would like to see SMEs involved at every stage of the process

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