The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is investing £13.6m to boost connectivity. Gill Hitchcock reports on the challenging targets and the delivery team working with suppliers to remove barriers and pave the way for success
The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City and Hammersmith and Fulham to create digital tools to improve communication between families and children’s services and allow social workers to work ‘on the go’
Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service digital tool for ushers is ‘foundation for future innovation’ and sole department nominee in its category
Socitm warns that councils lagging behind on mobile configuration risk shutting out users with disabilities.
Company ditches plan to sell business after competition watchdog announces investigation - a move that will see the healthcare staff that rely on the tech left with no choice of network
HMRC, Crown Commercial Service and Whitehall’s use of data come under fire in Meg Hillier’s annual report
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today
2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism
Company to provide a range of cloud and IT services as part of the Met’s technology transformation programme
Latest Better Connected results indicate easy access to information on discounts but that councils struggle to strike the right balance between too much and too little information
Dedicated mobile health space will allow developers to test their tools, as NHS Digital Apps Library goes live
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
A survey has revealed that the British public can see robots speeding up some public services – but that they doubt robots will be better decision-makers than humans.
Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has finally got the long-awaited Transformation Strategy off his desk and is looking forward to an office move. He tells Rebecca Hill about Whitehall “self-help groups”, reforms to spend controls and cold water swimming.
The Ministry of Justice has become the latest department to transfer its employee data onto the government’s shared back-office IT system.
The Home Office is seeking a “robust and charismatic” deputy director for Emergency Services Network Mobilisation.
DfE IT leader Dave Rutt has called on digital teams to let users test their tech – and raised concerns that tax reforms are driving contractors out of the public sector.
The government is to invest £16m in a research hub as it announces the creation of a National 5G Innovation Network to act as a testbed for new technologies.
MPs have urged the government to take a “concrete step” to greater transparency by creating a searchable database of meetings with businesses that extends to include senior civil servants.
The Government Digital Service’s notification service has gone live across all central government departments, with local government – and letters – next on the team’s list.