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Teams building government digital services will have regular visits from an assessor during development under a new approach to standards assessment being trialled by the Government Digital Service.
The Ministry of Defence has delayed the go live date of its new online procurement system due to problems with data migration, leaving suppliers to wait for invoices to be processed or resort to paper.
A TechUK survey has revealed that 94% of smaller companies don’t think civil servants understand how their services can help meet government needs.
Twenty-six IT experts and privacy advocates have urged the government to improve protections around the personal data sharing proposals in the Digital Economy Bill – or remove them entirely.
James Stewart, the director of technical architecture at the Government Digital Service, has said that he will step down in January, after six years at the service.
The director general of digital technology at the Department for Work and Pensions Mayank Prakash has written an article praising his team’s work after media reports that it has overspent its budget and cancelled a number of its projects.
The healthcare arm of Google’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind has published the details of its latest data-sharing agreement with the NHS as it relaunches work to develop a patient-monitoring app.
The network for digital staff in councils across the UK has announced plans to become a more formal organisation with a co-operative membership model and more clarity on its aims.
The Department for International Trade has created a platform to help UK businesses get better export deals in a bid to meet trade targets.
The Department of Health is seeking a deputy director of digital and technology strategy to help create a digital first healthcare system.
GDS team on promotional trip to South Korea as minister announces Digital Marketplace sales top £1.5bn.
The government is to cut back on a number of official environment, farming and food statistics – despite a consultation revealing concerns about a “downgrading” of data.
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The Government Digital Service has said that the meaning of the buzzwords and phrases it uses have faded as the people who came up with them have left the service.
There needs to be a “root and branch overhaul” of the role and use of IT in delivering digital public services that goes beyond a single organisation, the society representing IT professionals in local government has said.
The government needs to ensure it uses a range of technologies or risk putting off developers and repeating digital transformation mistakes of the past, a Ministry of Justice technical architect has said.
The Cabinet Office has announced that 18 more local authorities are to join a pilot that aims to shave £20m off the cost of keeping electoral registers up to date.
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 UK's spending watchdog has said that the government’s decision to postpone complex digital reforms in creating the new state pension allowed it to meet its implementation deadline - but that operational savings have been slashed.
Arif Harbott, the chief digital and information office at the Ministry of Justice, has joined the Government Digital Service on a short-term contract to advise on digital, data and technology.
Digital advocate Martha Lane Fox has urged MPs and ministers to boost their data literacy as the government’s Digital Economy Bill makes its way through parliament.