The government plans to ensure that there is "unhindered" data flow between the UK and the rest of the European Union after Brexit, Matt Hancock, the minister for digital economy has said.
The chief executive of the Rural Payments Agency, Mark Grimshaw has announced that he is stepping down after six years in the job, which saw him facing heavy criticism for delayed payments to farmers.
Research has revealed a continued reliance on hand-written records at NHS Trusts, although almost half say they are investing in artificial intelligence technologies.
Whitehall teams designing data infrastructure must make sure it is relevant to the majority of civil servants and that it is easy to adopt - rather than building for an “idealised future” of data use.
The Government Digital Service has launched a consultation for the next iteration of its cloud procurement platform for buyers and suppliers.
HMRC has said it will pilot its digital tax reforms on “hundreds of thousands” of businesses before roll out, but has maintained its initial timeline for implementation – despite MPs branding it “wholly unrealistic”.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking a chief digital officer, as incumbent Sally Meecham's interim position as head of digital comes to an end.
Government plans to bring in expand specialist digital recruitment capabilities at the Government Digital Service and “address reward issues” in digital, data and technology have been revealed in a job advert for a new director for the function.
The Government Digital Service has set up a community for people working on cloud adoption across Whitehall – and is seeking more members to drive up productivity.
Government performance analysts should create more performance measures than those in the digital service standard and look beyond Google Analytics reports, a performance analyst at the Home Office has said.
The IT managed services provider Redcentric has been chosen to provide the peering exchange for the UK’s new Health and Social Care Network.
The Government Digital Service has said it wants to find out what technology councils need to buy, in a bid to make its Digital Marketplace procurement platform more attractive to local government.
A Conservative peer has suggested converting the troubled Southern Rail network to a roadway for autonomous vehicles.
Password managers may offer advantages in the short-term, but password-based authentication has “outstayed its welcome”, the National Cyber Security Centre has said.
Microsoft has announced it plans to offer free digital skills training for 30,000 UK public servants.
A government document has revealed the patient information sharing agreements between NHS Digital and the Home Office, while data shows that more than 8,000 requests were made in 2016.
The government’s industrial strategy has emphasised the importance of data-sharing by Whitehall, as well as a push to improve digital skills training and boost funding for technologies like robotics and 5G.
MPs have called on the Home Office to step up its contingency planning in case a new emergency communications system for the police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for its planned December 2019 switch-on.
Mark O’Neill, one of the founders of the Government Digital Service, has been appointed chief digital officer at the Department for Education.
The Government Digital Service has said that making register data too dependent on software implantation has made registers “unnecessarily complex to use”, and has introduced a new format to tackle the problem.
Robert Hannigan has resigned as director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) surveillance agency after just two years in the job.