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.
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.