As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
Twelve projects that will help young people develop digital skills have been awarded £250,000 by Scotland’s Digital Xtra fund.
North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to procure a delivery partner to increase its superfast broadband coverage to 96% of homes by 2019.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ Kevin Cunnington is replacing Stephen Foreshew-Cain at the helm of the Government Digital Service, the Cabinet Office has announced, amid reports of a departmental push-back against the central team.
Pursuing digital strategies is a key part of helping councils become self-sufficient through increased commercial activity, according to a new report.
Telecommunications giant BT has been picked as the sole supplier for a pan-London ICT procurement framework that will be open to most of the public sector and worth up to £200m.
The UK has been ranked first in the provision of digital public services in Europe, according to a Telefonica report measuring the world’s digital economy.
Senior local leaders need to do more to champion digital innovation in their own authorities, four professional bodies have said.
The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has told MPs he believes a majority of premises in the UK will have access to broadband speeds of 100-300mbps by the end of the decade.
Flintshire County Council in north Wales has agreed a new five-year contract to extend its use of Proactis’ procurement software suite and utilise the firm’s “Supplier Network” platform.
Software, technology and outsourcing firm Civica has appointed former Cabinet Office executive director of transformation Ed Welsh as its UK government advisor.
Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey has told MPs there should be more synergy in the way Whitehall departments invest in technology.
Three London councils are set for an ICT partnership predicted to save £6m a year, but success will require transparency, continual assessment and an exit plan for each authority. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The Public Services Network’s £999 compliance charge for using the Government Secure Internet Convergence Framework has been removed and replaced with a set of unbundled fees that should always be cheaper, according the Government Digital Service.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed a £3.24m deal for the provision of a 50km “future-proof” dark-fibre network connecting 120 key public-sector sites.
Scottish Borders Council has agreed a £92m digital-services deal with IT and outsourcing giant CGI off the back of a contract with neighbouring City of Edinburgh Council.
A new service that gives property professionals real-time online data on the progress of applications to change land-ownership records has launched.
A survey of more than 2,000 UK adults has found a clear majority want to be able to verify their identity online in order to access government services conveniently.
Crown Commercial Service chief executive Sally Collier has been named as the government's preferred candidate to become chief regulator at exams watchdog Ofqual.
Virgin Media Business has been awarded the contract to provide high-capacity optical circuits for the Met Office’s new supercomputer.
The Scottish government is poised to begin the procurement process for a public-sector wide digital conferencing services framework that would include audio, web, and video services, as well as webcasting.