Audit Scotland, the independent body responsible for auditing most of Scotland’s public organisations, has released a new report detailing five key principles that public bodies should use to deliver digital projects.
The UK’s spending watchdog has said that there is a need for “greater urgency” in the government’s plans to tackle skills shortages in the civil service.
The creation of the Crown Commercial Service was poorly executed and slow take up of centralised purchasing by departments means it only manages one-fifth of the spending it was expected to, a review by MPs has found.
London Borough of Camden yesterday ran a hackathon to help it uncover new ways of using its open data platform.
Canada’s 2017 Budget has indicated that the government will set up a digital unit similar to central digital services in the UK and US.
The Government Digital Service has said it will retire four formats, including video and programmes, as part of work to migrate its disparate publishing applications to its new single publishing platform.
The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.
The Government Digital Service’s GOV.UK taxonomy has entered beta for education content, with plans to develop branches for environment and transport content next.
Survey shows lack of preparedness as data protection watchdog slaps £60,000 fine on Norfolk County Council
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.
The Home Office is advertising for specialist big data teams to support digital, data and technology programmes in its immigration IT portfolio.
NHS Digital is to run 20 local projects funding to help people improve their digital health skills as part of its widening digital participation scheme.
Councils should be in the “driving seat” of technological change, but need to rethink the role they play in their locality and invest in long-term planning, a report has said.
Figures released to parliament confirm departments’ spending on paper is falling - but some still spend more than £2m a year
Public sector organisations have been told they still have to meet the common Public Sector Network assurance standards while work is carried out to move away from the network.
The number of public sector bodies using the Crown Hosting Framework for data centres is set to increase, as the Crown Commercial Service takes over responsibility for the service.
Lords Economics Affairs Committee says estimates of savings ‘little more than guesswork’
The government needs to distribute digital expertise to procurement teams across Whitehall if it is to succeed in efforts to increase innovation in public services, a conference has heard.
The Government Digital Service is recruiting for a new service manager for its identity assurance programme Verify as as part of the push to increase users of the service by more than 20 million.
The Ministry of Justice has become the latest department to transfer its employee data onto the government’s shared back-office IT system.
The government has come under renewed pressure to review its policy of granting ministers and civil servants early access to national statistics, as new research suggests the information is being leaked to traders ahead of official publication.
The government is developing a dynamic mapping tool to help civil servants access information on transformation programmes, in a bid to cut out wasted effort and make sure projects are properly resourced.