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Government targets full 5G for all 2030

Minister reveals £150m package to support research and uptake The government has set a target

GCHQ appoints first female leader

Anne Keast-Butler named as new boss of intelligence and cyber agency GCHQ is set to

WhatsApp and private email banned for government use at higher security tiers

Officials are warned that, if they choose to use non-corporate channels, they must ‘be prepared

Scottish Government and NHS announce partnership to test new tech

Programme to support SME growth will work with health test bed initiative The Scottish Government’s

Energy watchdog seeks £120k digital and tech leader

Ofgem opens recruitment for DDaT boss to develop strategy and set progress roadmap The UK’s

Passport delays chalked up to HMPO’s digital difficulties

Committee report expressed doubt that the new system will meet its current target – which

DWP picks former Boots and NHS exec as new digital chief

Richard Corbridge starts tenure as CDIO of major department The Department for Work and Pensions

Government plans system for GPs to authorise at-home tests

System will allow clinicians to authorise kits to be sent out The government is planning

Home Office slammed for ‘extremely poor’ efforts to tackle online fraud

MPs criticise national cybercrime reporting service and other government initiatives The Home Office has been

‘Sow distrust and decrease morale’ – government lifts lid on work of UK’s offensive cyber spy unit

National Cyber Force reveals its work includes covert influence operations as well as disruption of

Government to crunch the numbers on 6,000 major projects as part of work to ‘ensure realistic cost projections’ in future

New Data Benchmarking Service gets off the ground with information injection The government has invested

Service-complaints body urged to press on with ‘long-awaited’ reform

MPs warn dangers of ombudsman’s current approach, as body cites improvements of three-year tech and

Regulator imposes £1bn-plus price cut on Motorola’s Airwave network for emergency services

Tech firm criticises CMA’s ‘unprecedented overreach’ and pledges to appeal The UK’s competition regulator has

Minister opens Horizon talks as tech industry leans on government to ensure membership of EU scheme

Technology secretary of state visits Brussels to discuss possible associate membership The government is due

Government urged to act as annual fraud losses quadruple in four years to more than £10bn

Newly created specialist body should work to help departments improve data analytics The annual level

Union claims ongoing strike has caused GDS ‘coding freeze’

PCS says walkout has stopped updates to GOV.UK, but government claims digital staff ‘continue to

Courts service discloses £25m deal for ‘squads’ to improve Common Platform

CGI won three-year contract to support HM Courts and Tribunal Service in improving much-criticised system

TikTok hit with £12.7m fine for unlawful use of children’s data

ICO investigation finds that video platform failed to prevent more than one million underage users
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