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.
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Police forces across the UK are struggling to cope with technologically advanced crimes and are failing to exploit digital investigative techniques, a report has said.
The government has said it will extend its use of virtual hearings, and install booths in courtrooms to allow the media and the public to observe such hearings.
The Ministry of Justice’s commitment to code in the open by default has helped the department “hire great people”, the department’s head of technology has said.
The government’s Common Technology Services team is pitching itself as a central support and advice service for departments exiting both large and small IT contracts.
Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says
Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
The prime minister Theresa May has announced plans to improve online advice and information on mental health and increase the use of digitally assisted therapies.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
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
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service is looking for a delivery partner for its £1bn digital overhaul of the UK’s justice system.
A former director of ICT at a Surrey NHS trust has pleaded guilty to corruption after receiving payments to award a contract worth £950,000 to a supplier.
Policing Vision 2025 sets out plans to boost staff skills, share digital evidence and improve recording and analysis of online crime.
Police forces are failing to put IT at the centre of their work, set data-sharing plans or ensure staff have good digital skills, a review has said.
The new government is focused on Brexit, and Theresa May and Philip Hammond have not yet voiced their support for making government digital – but Daniel Thornton, co-author of the Institute for Government's in-depth report on digital transformation, says the potential for savings is huge.
As the UK moves closer to seeing autonomous vehicles on its roads, Antonios Tsourdos, an engineer at Cranfield University, says the government must not forget the importance of public acceptance of the technology.
Local government needs to move away from piloting digital services on the periphery of their work and focus on building digital in from the start, a conference has heard.
Nineteen councils have been chosen to take part in the local government trial of the identity assurance programme Verify, as GDS announces plans to look at council tax next.
Major reform programme aims to see all cases started online, with some completed entirely online, as government pushes for fully-digital justice system.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking a chief information security officer and a deputy director of digital delivery.
The government has urged police, fire and rescue forces to boost collaboration on procurement as data published yesterday shows more could be done to cut costs.
A government-ordered review of the Investigatory Powers Bill has supported the security services’ need to harvest data to fight terrorism, but called for the creation of a new expert advisory panel to keep watchdog commissioners and the home secretary up to date on technology
Privatising the Land Registry could create a “real and unavoidable tension” between the profitability of privatised operations and the government’s open data ambitions, Bernard Jenkin, the chairman of the public administration committee, has said.