The government has added a new hub to its programme to boost civil servants’ data science skills as it opens the scheme for the next round of applications.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
HM Revenue and Customs has announced plans to scale up its application programming interface scheme in 2017 and is seeking a number of new recruits to drive to expansion.
The latest annual report on the civil service fast stream has revealed that 34% of successful applications to the digital and technology fast stream in 2015 came from women – a slight decline from the previous year.
Oliver Morley, the chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s honours list.
As it’s the end of the year, we’re taking you through the most popular stories of 2016, in – as is traditional – reverse order.
The use of automatic password expiry as a security mechanism is “outdated and ineffective” that increases organisations’ costs, reduces productivity and makes accounts more vulnerable, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
Defence Equipment and Support, a trading entity of the Ministry of Defence, is recruiting for a chief information officer to develop IT strategy and make better use of emerging technologies.
More than 400,000 Scottish taxpayers did not receive a notification letter from HMRC in December last year due to an error in the design of an automated identification exercise, the UK’s spending watchdog has found.
A landmark European Union judgment has dealt a heavy blow to the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, ruling that the general and indiscriminate retention of emails by governments is illegal.
The Home Office service design team is building a common language help different teams in the department communicate more simply and clearly.
The Home Office has created a deputy director position on its live services team to manage a new strategic service desk and develop a cyber security operations centre.
The Government Digital Service is to start a user research project on the development and use of open source code in government, including plans to “fill in the gaps” in open source guidance.
Local government is struggling to make the best use of citizen data due to incompatible technology infrastructure, lack of budget and siloed data sources, according to a report.
The government’s chance of meeting its self-imposed deadline of publishing the transformation strategy before Christmas have once again narrowed as critics accuse ministers of trying to “sneak it out” as parliament rises for recess.
Amazon Web Services has this week opened its first London region, joining Microsoft and IBM in boosting its UK-based cloud data centre offering and aiming at securing public sector customers.
Less than half of UK local authorities’ websites have good or very good information for people planning to carry out a building project – and some are using web pages as a “hard sell” for council services, a survey has said.
The latest figures on the government’s cloud procurement framework G-Cloud show that just over half of all sales are to smaller companies – a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the past two years.
A secure cross-Whitehall WiFi service will be available in government buildings in early 2017 as part of private beta testing, the Government Digital Service has announced.
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
The UK must maintain data protection regulations in line with those of the European Union once it leaves the union if it is to remain competitive in the global digital economy, a Labour MP has said.