NHS names new CIO to ‘evolve tech infrastructure and manage cyber’

Long-time public servant John Quinn is formally appointed after fulfilling duties on an interim basis

NHS signs transition deal to move from Covid Data Store to new £360m platform

Supplier Palantir retained to support migration but medical professionals and campaign groups continue to harbour

Navy chief cites potential of AI to help protect sailors

First Sea Lord claims that technology can help detect mines and other threats Credit: Crown Copyright/Open

‘Use public cloud unless it is not possible’ – government updates guidance

Flagship cloud first policy has been revamped with extra focus on evaluating a variety of

Government Equality Hub offers £100k for digital chief

Tech leader will oversee platforms including tools for gender pay gap reporting and new ‘State

More than half of social care records now digitised

Proportion has increased by more than ten percentage points – but is still some way

Suppliers picked for £27m deal to run ‘nationally critical’ web domain

Firms will provide fully outsourced service for management of unnamed online platform Credit: Mark Hultgren/Pixabay Two

Government CTO: ‘There’s room for all the cloud industry players to have a meaningful role’

Recently appointed tech chief David Knott tells PublicTechnology that government’s cloud adoption so far compares favourably to

NHS data tests show potential of AI breast cancer screening

Scottish academic help develop new technology that could play a key role in finding interval

Work starts on new nationwide app to ‘end rough sleeping’

Supplier retained for £1m project to build system that government hopes will be more widely

MoJ convenes top judges and experts to develop rules for online court proceedings

New committee created to help advise participants in court cases Credit: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay The Ministry of Justice

Mental-health services to be added to NHS App as part of digital expansion

Minister claims government hopes to ensure ‘support from day one’ Credit: Pexels/Pixabay The NHS App will

MPs ask HMRC for answers over summer helpline closure

Chair of Treasury committee expresses concern about impact on citizens and lack of notice Credit: andreas160578/Pixabay

ICO examines use of personal data in government anti-disinformation work

Data watchdog says it will be asking questions of departments following ‘information that has now

Major ‘productivity review’ to look for public sector tech opportunities

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt launches scrutiny exercise Credit: Arek Socha/Pixabay Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has ordered a cross-government

Home Office signs £23m software support deal for key immigration system database

Contract covers the delivery of increased internal capability for department Credit: Crown Copyright/Open Government Licence

Data ‘likely’ stolen in Manchester University cyberattack

Institution is ‘monitoring the dark web’ to see if copied data turns up Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Report warns on £1.5bn extra customer costs for Making Tax Digital and millions of records on HMRC legacy systems

National Audit Office says that tax agency needs to prepare a new business case or
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