Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
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Universal Credit: Poor planning and lack of ‘agile’ expertise major factors in disastrous start, says report
Over-ambitious time-tabling and changes to Whitehall IT project rules almost ended Universal Credit, but the programme is now on the road to recovery, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
The majority of local authorities assessed by a content management company are failing to write online content that would be easily understood by 13- to 15-year-olds.
The representative body for UK tech companies is seeking opinions on the government’s G-Cloud procurement framework.
The digital democracy manifesto launched by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this week has failed to gain the approval of those working in public sector technology.
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
Elizabeth Denham, the UK's new information commissioner, has said she is considering making it easier to for her office to step in when departments are slow to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
“Our country was like a start-up”: Lessons from Estonia and why true e-government requires trust and buy-in
As the UK government pushes its digital transformation agenda, PublicTechnology looks at how other countries have forged ahead. According to an Estonian e-governance expert, identification systems are crucial. Rebecca Hill reports.
A Scottish government pilot scheme aiming to boost innovation in the public sector is offering £15,000 for a developer with a cyber security idea that could be used by government, and has singled out blockchain as of particular interest.
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.
Councils need to recognise that real digital transformation goes beyond e-enabling transactions and “get serious” about technology-informed redesign, Socitm has said.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
This autumn, the next cohort of women will start Socitm’s empowering women in IT programme. Rebecca Hill finds out how the society wants to promote female tech role models as part of PublicTechnology's diversity in tech series.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
In her first statement as director of the government’s flagship identity-assurance programme, Jess McEvoy has said the Verify team will prioritise systems to tell users when something goes wrong.
A survey has shown that the identities of 79% of people aged over 16 can be verified through the government’s flagship identity-assurance scheme, with coverage worst for those aged 16-24.
The Home Office has relaunched its tender process for the supply of Emergency Services Network (ESN) devices, accessories and services, worth up to £150m.
An anti-fraud partnership between London councils has appointed the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to provide data analytics.
A group of north west authorities have announced plans for a shared business support framework worth up to £38m.
The replacement public services network (PSN) network services framework appears to be more popular than its predecessor, according to industry body Innopsis.
A supplier to regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency has been censured for breaking G-Cloud procurement rules.
Last week, the government unveiled eighth iteration of its G-Cloud framework for public sector bodies.