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‘Worrying overreach’ – a new name, but ministers bat off familiar questions over anti-disinformation unit

After reports it had monitored citizens’ posts criticising government, the Counter Disinformation Unit has been

Cabinet Office and Treasury urged to do more to boost departmental collaboration

The Public Accounts Committee has called for financial and data levers to be pulled to

NS&I signs £170m IBM deal to create mobile banking app and reach ‘endpoint of digital trajectory’

The state-owned savings bank wishes to complete its journey to becoming a fully online retail

Government annual managed service spend more than doubles in two years to £7.4bn

Study published by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology finds that public sector bodies

Edinburgh student start-up trials takeaway robots

Pilot of Pixconvey technology will allow fellow students to order food from café, which can

EXCL: Cabinet Office terminates £9m Microsoft migration contract – but still plans switch from Google to M365

Department removes vendor from Falcon programme after completion of discovery phase, and is now mulling

HMRC seeks head of innovation

Senior role comes with a salary of £75,000, and a remit to explore how ‘new

‘Simple hygiene’ – stats watchdog flags up Whitehall transparency gaps

Appearing before MPs recently, the head of the Office for Statistics Regulation warned that departments

‘Officials struggled to access data elsewhere in government to support Covid response’

A report from the National Audit Office has found that government needs to make a

Scottish Government seeks CTO to ‘set vision and direction for technology strategy’

Devolved government is seeking to appoint a new tech leader to spearhead a team of
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NHS Wales signs £450m Microsoft licensing deal

The health service’s Digital Health and Care Wales body has picked reseller partner Trustmarque to

One in five digital roles at Defra unfilled, minister claims

Minister at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs indicates that 240 digital, data and

Experts warn UK could still be ‘powerless’ to tackle AI risks despite government’s £100m plan

Ministers this week revealed proposals to invest in creating research hubs and boosting regulators’ expertise,

AI firms must address hallucinations before GOV.UK chatbot can roll out, digital chief claims

Trials of generative AI tool for government website have found that automated system can become

Met Police creates head of data rights post to ‘ensure transparency and build trust’

The London police force is seeking to appoint a senior data expert to manage 30,000

Pay cited as top cause for failed government recruitments of digital roles

In evidence given to MPs, outgoing civil service chief operating officer Alex Chisholm acknowledges that

How old are government’s digital professionals?

New statistics published by the Cabinet Office reveal which Whitehall disciplines are staffed by the

Ministers commit £10m to boost regulators’ AI expertise as government unveils Responsible Technology Adoption Unit

In its response to the public consultation on its AI regulation plan, the government has
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