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The eighth iteration of the government’s cloud procurement site for public sector bodies has attracted a record number of new suppliers, it has been announced.
The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.
The government has announced that its payment system GOV.UK Pay is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Warren Smith, interim director of the Digital Marketplace programme at the Government Digital Service, has been officially given the position full-time.
HMRC’s chief digital officer Mark Dearnley is to leave the department when his contract runs out in September, it has been announced.
North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to procure a delivery partner to increase its superfast broadband coverage to 96% of homes by 2019.
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.
Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that he would improve Whitehall’s IT and technology much more quickly if he had his five year’s in the role again.
The replacement of HMRC's £10-billion Aspire IT contract needs “firm and consistent leadership”, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
Council IT chiefs tell Sooraj Shah that, although the Internet of Things has huge potential for local government, it’s still early days for the technology.
Civica has added the Woking-based government digital company SFW Ltd to its expanding list of government digital specialist acquisitions.
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open Identity Exchange.
Employing all of the digital specialists required to plug the government’s digital capability gap would cost £213 million, the comptroller and auditor general and National Audit Office boss Amyas Morse has said.
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for the digital economy, has called on the government to establish a joined-up data ethics framework - and not to lose focus because of Brexit.
A survey of the 100 biggest councils in the UK has shown that 44% do not have a strategy for the use of the cloud – despite 73% saying they use it for some form of data storage.
The government is to gradually phase out the use of eg, etc and ie on its websites to help people using screen readers and those who aren't native English speakers.
A training programme to help vulnerable people how to use the internet to access healthcare services has saved the NHS as much as £6 million in avoided GP and A&E visits in a year, according to a report published by the Tinder Foundation.
The Government Digital Service’s technology group is planning to change the way it works to make better use of existing data, expertise and discovery projects.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is looking for innovative ICT solutions for its £1-67-billion UnITy programme to replace its existing long-term IT contracts.
Pursuing digital strategies is a key part of helping councils become self-sufficient through increased commercial activity, according to a new report.
HMRC needs to stay committed to meeting its goals as it faces one of its most challenging years yet in its efforts to become one of the world’s most digitally-advanced tax administrations, the National Audit Office has said.