Research vice president says public sector needs to embrace start-ups and move workforce out of low-value repetitive...
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today
Department offers £140,000 for new recruit to lead on data and insight
Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart...
David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
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2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the...
Business secretary Greg Clark announces spending breakdown for first areas to receive investment through the fund...
DWP, MoD, MoJ and Home Office continue to get most Freedom of Information requests, figures show
‘You’re always competing with something’: EY’s global lead for government on recruitment in a digital age
Ageing governments across the world are crying out for an injection of fresh talent. EY's George Atalla tells Rebecca Hill that they have plenty to offer - but need to change their approach.
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
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.
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.
This time last year Lincolnshire’s IT systems were taken out for five days after a cyber attack. The council’s information management lead Richard Wills tells Gill Hitchcock why councils are a target and how good communications can keep systems safe.
In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT.
NAO offers 'balanced view' of history of digital transformation, but GDS now needs to focus on Brexit
Much will be made of the UK spending watchdog’s recent report on how the Government Digital Service is adapting to its new way of working – but the real test of government digital is more likely to be Brexit, writes the Institute for Government’s Daniel Thornton.
At the end of March, the government is facing a brain-drain as contractors leave the public sector rather than be caught out by stricter tax rules. But Eduserv’s Max Elliott-Massouras says the focus should be on the value of contractors – not their cost.
If you make bold decisions, you have to execute them well: Five lessons for getting transformation right
Aingaran Pillai, CEO and founder of open source software company Zaizi, says that governments need to make bold decisions on digital - but make sure they're executed properly. He offers his top five tips for digital staff here.
A lack of benchmarking data on digital transformation programmes in government makes it hard to evaluate success at a time when it has ever been more important, says Jane Roberts, strategy director at TopLevel.
Algorithms in decision-making inquiry: Stephanie Mathisen on challenging MPs to investigate accountability
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is to investigate the use of algorithms in decision-making, an inquiry chosen as part of the committee’s crowd-sourcing project. Stephanie Mathisen, campaigns and policy officer at Sense about Science, who pitched the idea to the MPs, explains why the field needs more scrutiny.