Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical precedents and future pointers.
The second iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for applications on 1 November, as the Government Digital Service publishes the draft legal documents for applications.
Scott Moore, business analyst for the Scottish Improvement Service, won a Socitm scholarship to research digital public service trend in Seoul during the summer. Here he looks back on he learnt during his summer investigating the city’s digital transformation.
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.
The UK’s tax authority is seeking a director to lead its IT transformation and cloud strategy at a salary of £140,000.
The government needs to offer much more clarity on how it plans to up departmental data sharing in its Digital Economy Bill, MPs have been told.
Renfrewshire Council has appointed Agilisys to deliver a new resource planning system for the local authority that aims to remove duplication and streamline processes.
The Government Digital Service is continuing its recruitment drive – as its Platform as a Service team resorts to hand signals in ‘frustrating’ team meetings.
Labour MP Louise Haigh has been named shadow minister for the digital economy, just a day before the government’s Digital Economy Bill enters the committee stage.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has set out plans to bring all digital activity under one roof in a new digital strategy.
This week saw the official launch of the Singapore’s dedicated government tech agency GovTech. Rebecca Hill spoke to the organisation’s chief information officer Chan Cheow Hoe about the issues facing government digital services and how his team is addressing them.
RNIB inclusion guru Steve Tyler tells Gill Hitchcock that it makes sense for councils to build accessibility into their digital services.
The Scottish government is advertising for a chief digital officer for social security for the second time this year as it gains control of benefit systems.
The Government Digital Service has pre-let the top two floors of a new development in London’s Whitechapel, at a rental cost of £2.8m a year.
Government’s inability to extract big data is causing it to miss the huge potential it has to improve policymaking, a leading academic in digital government has said.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is to hire a chief technology adviser as part of work to build up its technology capacity, Elizabeth Denham has said.
Birmingham GP and national clinical lead for NHS England’s Patient Online programme Masood Nazir has won the EHI award for clinical informatics leadership.
Scotland’s cities could improve “significantly” on the way they use technology and innovation to drive growth, a report from the CITIE partnership has said.
Providers of government services must be ready to offer departments more flexibility, even when exiting from a contract, according to a report from supplier Atos.
Local government digital officers have said that councils need to be more honest about poor products from big suppliers and work together to demand change.
The Government Digital Service has set up an advice and assurance community to discuss issues about digital standards, as it comes to the end of a discovery project on service standards assessment.
The Ministry of Justice has set out plans to continuously review internal products, in an effort “revolutionise” service standard assessment.