DDaT rebranded as Government Digital and Data with ambition to ‘be viewed alongside tech giants’

Cabinet Office claims that new brand represents ‘first ever community leading digital transformation in government’

Prison service will take ‘lessons learned’ into new tagging deals with G4S and Serco

Firms have previously admitted overcharging government by cumulative total of £170m but are now back

UK and US lead creation of global cyber guidelines for AI

The National Cyber Security Centre and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have worked

DWP estimates access to benefit claimants’ bank data will lead to 7,400 annual prosecutions

Impact assessment forecasts that prosecutions will rocket, but claims staff will take ‘account of circumstances

Scottish Government backs local players in £20m cloud deal

Four of five suppliers picked for four year framework are headquartered in Scotland, and will

GDS to work with South Korean counterparts on AI-powered government services

Ministers use state visit to unveil memorandum of understanding for countries to work together to

One in four GPs yet to provide patients with online access to records

All practices were expected to offer digital health records as of the start of this

‘Making tax difficult’ – MPs scold HMRC over £2bn digitisation costs for users

Scathing report from the Public Accounts Committee criticises ‘utterly extraordinary’ decision to exclude transitional costs

Universities agree to share data on students to improve safety

Agreement, which sector leaders believe can help tackle sexual assault and gender-based violence, follows campaigning

‘Our current set-up is unsustainable’ – DWP modernisation project signs £1m deal to progress work on unified digital service for benefits

Department signs contract to support ongoing development of single ‘get financial support’ service as part

Cabinet Office seeks new top dog to ‘lead transformation to digitally enabled 21st century civil service’

Central department opens recruitment for new permanent secretary – who will also serve as civil

Glasgow launches online tool to support reforestation

Citizens of Scotland’s largest city can now use a new digital portal to suggest local

Home Office installs £600k video walls in high-tech upgrade of ‘control and command centre’ for emergency response

Department signs tech firm to potential three-year contract – which includes specifications about manufacturers under

AI could save £5bn a year and take workload from ‘tens of thousands’ of jobs, government ops chief says

Outgoing Cabinet Office chief Alex Chisholm tells conference that automation could perform much of the

Transparency: Court rules that junior officials’ names should not be redacted from public legal challenges

Judge sides with human rights charity and instructs government that identities of civil servants outside

‘Fifteen major departments’ confirm adoption plans for One Login

Minister claims that many Whitehall organisations have now set out a formal roadmap for implementing

‘Very troubling choice’ – NHS picks Palantir for £480m data deal

US big data specialist – as widely expected – has been chosen as the health

‘Data no longer needed will be deleted’ – Cabinet Office reveals privacy policy for storing world leaders’ info

Personal information, including sensitive special category data, could be shared with commercial partners, and may
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