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Expanded NHS England taps McKinsey to design data and analytics model in £1m deal

Management consultancy brought in to help shape national body’s use of data The newly expanded

Government guidance on use of private email and WhatsApp to be updated for first time in a decade

Cabinet Office minister says that department will release new guidelines ‘as soon as possible’ Government

Sunak promises to protect tech supply chains as part of £5bn defence boost

PM announces increase in funding to tackle threats posed by China and Russia As part

Government anti-Isis comms unit signs data-analytics deal for ‘audience insights’

Foreign Office-based unit taps Emirati firm to help increase ‘understanding of behavioural and attitudinal characteristics’

HMPPS begins £4m project to replace ‘outdated’ prisoner data system

Newly built bespoke platform will process information including daily unlocking lists and activities to reduce

Scottish data chief: ‘Collective intelligence fosters the wisdom of crowds – instead of the madness of mobs’

Newly appointed senior leader discusses the importance of information standards and governance, as well as

Worsening skills shortages threaten government digital transformation, NAO finds

Auditors praise the ‘fresh approach’ of CDDO but warn that unit’s work across government could

TfL collars fare-dodgers posting clips online

Transport authority reveals it has apprehended offenders after and uptick of evaders recording themselves Authorities

Government predicts £1.8bn savings over next 15 years from shared services drive

Cabinet Office issues projections of impact on implementing software ‘clusters’ The government has predicted that

Home Office paid Motorola £45m for early end to Emergency Services Network contract

NAO report finds that ultimate costs, delivery date and likelihood of success of £12bn-plus programme

Army seeks tech training proposals for recreating combat

Military research unit announces £2.8m competition for ‘disruptive ideas and concepts’ The Army has announced

Phone-bots and social-media alerts – Cabinet Office unveils £1bn plan for tech-powered efficiency savings

Specialist unit for assessing spending decisions awards £500k to support central department in use of

Defra expands AWS engagement with £20m-plus deal

Environment department replaces incumbent contract a year before expiry The Department for Environment, Food and

‘This will define the future of warfare’ – parliamentary committee probes AI weapons

Peers to examine possible uses of autonomous weapons, as well as their legal and ethical

Government aims to boost fraud skills of thousands of officials

New strategy puts forward plan to upskill experts across Whitehall Credit: 200 Degrees/Pixabay The government has

MPs renew calls for blanket ban of TikTok on government devices

Critics including former party leader and incumbent committee chair  Credit: Antonbe/Pixabay Senior parliamentarians have renewed calls

Pay not the biggest problem in recruiting digital staff, say experts

Senior managers in recruitment and digital profession point to other issues including job descriptions and

Ex-Whitehall big hitters back commission aimed at reforming government’s centre

Former civil service chiefs and ministers are among those takin part in year-long think tank
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