Government issues edict instructing public bodies to move email and websites to gov.uk and other new domains
Policing Vision 2025 sets out plans to boost staff skills, share digital evidence and improve recording and analysis of online crime.
The government’s flagship GOV.UK site was affected by a global distributed denial of service attack on a third party company that also took out Twitter, Spotify and other sites last month.
A bug in the NHS email system meant that 850,000 staff received a flurry of ‘reply all’ emails while others saw delays in their email accounts.
The Department of Health is seeking a deputy director of digital and technology strategy to help create a digital first healthcare system.
The government needs to get the ethical framework and regulation of artificial intelligence right and invest in skills training if it wants to make the most of the technology, the Government Office for Science has said.
Artificial intelligence could transform the public sector, but adoption has been slow. As the Government Office for Science publishes its report into the subject, Richard Sargent, director of ASI and former performance lead at the Government Digital Service, says leadership and culture will be crucial for success.
IT chiefs should be talking about service and customer needs rather than focusing on digital transformation if they want to get other senior executives on board, a local government leader has said.
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.
The government’s latest cyber security plan is focused on defence, deterrence and innovation, along with commitments to greater international cooperation to deal with global threats.
Institute for Government report identifies issues with leadership, legacy systems and retention of skilled staff, while warning of Brexit ‘distraction’.
The National Audit Office has published the terms of its review of the Government Digital Service, which include asking if it is capable of supporting future government digital transformation programmes.
The government’s GOV.UK website was unavailable to citizens on Wednesday afternoon due to a technical error, the Cabinet Office has said.
As the UK’s first director general for digital heads for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and the Government Digital Service struggles to maintain its footing at the centre, David Walker asks what the reality is for government digital.
Soctim, the body that represents public service ICT professionals, has announced which digital services it will review in the next round of its survey of councils’ online performance.
'Councils have to change': Scottish local government CDO Martyn Wallace has big plans for his new role
Just a month into his new job as chief digital officer for the 28 Scottish councils that have pooled their digital resources, Martyn Wallace already has big plans for his team.
Study claims that 850,000 jobs could be lost to automation by 2030 and suggests that public servants’ patience is running thin over delays to digitisation.
In his first press briefing since taking over at the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has indicated plans for lighter spend controls, a greater national presence – and perhaps a farewell to bunting.
Mike Stone, the chief information officer at the Ministry of Defence, is to leave the civil service at the end of the financial year.
The National Cyber Security Centre has committed to improving collaboration with councils and producing better guidance for local government.
Seventeen years of mass collection of citizens’ personal data by the UK’s security agencies has been ruled unlawful by the investigatory powers tribunal.
The government must proceed with caution when considering regulation of the Internet of Things and realise a one-size-fits-all approach may not be appropriate, an academic from a leading IoT research group has said.