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.
Governments need to use data analytics and social platforms to recruit digital talent, a report has said.
The National Cyber Security Centre has said that cyber attacks have reached a “scale and boldness not seen before” – and can only be tackled by a collaborative effort between government, industry and law enforcement agencies.
Whitehall urgently needs to improve the way it uses existing evidence in policymaking and make better use of digital records to keep track of what is already known, so civil servants do not reinvent the wheel, a report has said.
The Government Digital Service is planning to review around 30% of departments' digital projects based on "continuous interactions" with tech teams rather than set spending limits.
The Home Office is seeking a “robust and charismatic” deputy director for Emergency Services Network Mobilisation.
The London Borough of Hounslow is one of two London councils to sign new long-term deals with Liberata.
Accenture “underestimated the complexity” of the project to build a national IT system for Police Scotland, with the decision to use a waterfall approach being a major reason for its failure, a report has said.
In the past year, the Government Digital Service has boosted the proportion of women speaking at external events from 25% to 41.7%.
The Environment Agency has extended the contract it has had with Capgemini since 2009 for another 18 months.
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 Department for International Trade is searching for a technology transformation director who will be responsible for “resetting” its approach to technology.
Budget 2017’s focus on innovation and technology welcomed, but industry calls for ambition to be matched by action
Tech companies have welcomed the focus on innovation and IT skills in yesterday’s Spring Budget, but called for the government to follow up its ambition with targeted actions.
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.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delayed the start date of the government’s digital tax reforms for the smallest businesses and set out plans for greater investment in 5G research.
GP practices may be inadvertently breaking data protection rules due to a record-sharing feature in a widely-used IT system, it has been reported.
Police forces across the UK are struggling to cope with technologically advanced crimes and are failing to exploit digital investigative techniques, a report has said.
TechUK has called on chancellor Philip Hammond to align spending commitments to the government’s recently-published Digital Strategy and boost the UK’s ability to deal with big data in tomorrow’s Budget.
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.
Individual councils could save up to £80m on IT spend alone over the next decade by adopting common platforms like GOV.UK Verify, according to government estimates.
Experts say HMRC's online tool to help contractors calculate tax status is 'not fit for purpose' as effects of IR35 reforms start to bite
A Leicestershire-based IT provider has become the first public sector body to connect its own local email system to the NHS’ new secure email service.