The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.
MPs have called on the Home Office to step up its contingency planning in case a new emergency communications system for the police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for its planned December 2019 switch-on.
Robert Hannigan has resigned as director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) surveillance agency after just two years in the job.
The Public Services Network adds unnecessary complications to providing digital services and will be abandoned, according to the Government Digital Service.
This time last year Lincolnshire’s IT systems were taken out for five days after a cyber attack. The council’s information management lead Richard Wills tells Gill Hitchcock why councils are a target and how good communications can keep systems safe.
Much of the digital information that government has amassed over the past two decades is poorly organised and “almost impossible” to search, a Cabinet Office report has said.
The government has acknowledged that it could do more to support the development of robotics and autonomous systems and artificial intelligence - but has stopped short of establishing a robotics leadership council.
Idriss Mekrez, chief technology officer for the public sector at MarkLogic, sets out the potential geospatial mapping has for the public sector.
An attack on the IT systems at Barts Health Trust last week has been blamed on Trojan malware, not ransomware as initial reports suggested.
The pros of pasting passwords far outweigh the cons and organisations should stop preventing people from doing so, the National Cyber Security Centre.
The Scottish government is recruiting for a director to expand its digital public services accelerator scheme CivTech, at a salary of around £68,000.
The Joint Committee on National Cyber Security Strategy has launched an inquiry to assess how prepared the government is for cyber attacks and how it can build resilience.
Traditional recruitment methods are often not “proactive or productive enough” to attract the right candidates and need to be revised, a recruitment advisor at the Government Digital Service has said.
Councils could make more effective use of their data if they ensure the people working on data protection also play a part in exploitation of that information, Geoff Connell, head of information management at Norfolk County Council, has said.
The cross-government network for civil servants specialising in procurement is recruiting for a number of senior digital and technology roles for people, including the position of commercial director of IT for HMRC.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
The latest annual report on the civil service fast stream has revealed that 34% of successful applications to the digital and technology fast stream in 2015 came from women – a slight decline from the previous year.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
The use of automatic password expiry as a security mechanism is “outdated and ineffective” that increases organisations’ costs, reduces productivity and makes accounts more vulnerable, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
A landmark European Union judgment has dealt a heavy blow to the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, ruling that the general and indiscriminate retention of emails by governments is illegal.
Starting at the right end of digital care: Place-based and citizen centric care is a task for GDS and NHS Digital
Jos Creese, independent digital consultant and principal Analyst for Eduserv, says that technology should promote fundamental change in our care services – and argues that this is the responsibility of everyone from local providers to central government.
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