After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
Leaked manifesto focuses on boosting digital investment and connectivity with pledges for 30Mbps universal broadband, free wi-fi and 5G roll-out
Latest attack analysis from Dimension Data shows 14% of all cyber attacks were on the public sector - putting it at the top of the most attacked sectors list for the first time
Last week’s local elections saw a swing to the Conservatives, with a few successes for Labour in the city mayoral polls. But, if the political landscape has shifted, David Walker says it remains to be seen if local government tech will move beyond business as usual.
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Statisticians, academics and campaign groups say a ban on ministers and advisers seeing official data ahead of time would prevent leaks that affect the markets
Funding for open innovation, the Information Commissioner’s Office and data skills also feature on Open Data Institute’s wish list as the UK prepares to head to the polls
Scoping exercise launched for an organisation to cut down duplication and add value to a tech ecosystem that ‘drifts too readily’ towards tech solutions in search of problems
Job offered at £107,000 as London Office for Data Analytics pilot indicates initial successes
Kent council’s Twitter feed claimed to have been ‘taken over by the citizens of Medway’, announcing end to parking restrictions and council tax
HMRC, Crown Commercial Service and Whitehall’s use of data come under fire in Meg Hillier’s annual report
Jerry Fishenden fires parting shot at Cabinet Office for lack of support and engagement after six years on the government’s Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
Conference told that local authorities should prepare for one day having to explain to the public how algorithms have been used to make decisions
Government rejects peers’ amendment to boost minimum level to 30 Mbps, citing “serious concerns” about ability to deliver on that speed
Research vice president says public sector needs to embrace start-ups and move workforce out of low-value repetitive roles
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today
Camden councillor Theo Blackwell’s research finds most councillors are positive about technology but warns that delivery will lag behind without a clear framework for transformation
2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism
The prime minister’s announcement of a general election on 8 June comes as influential House of Commons committee urges thorough stress-testing of Register to Vote website
In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT...
Two senior appointments complete refreshed management team
Tax authority says some business and agents will be invited to sign up this month