Much of the digital information that government has amassed over the past two decades is poorly...
The increased status of data scientists in government means analysis can no longer be seen as the “preserve of a policy elite”, John Manzoni, the chief executive of the civil service 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.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is seeking a head of digital services to lead an expansion of the agency’s digital capability.
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.
Governments need to stop relying on outsourcing and make sure they have competent public servants who can deal with technology, the former leader of the Australia’s Digital Transformation Office has said.
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 Socitm Better Connected survey has revealed that more than half of English county councils are not providing a good online service to help people sign up for e-resources.
‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county
Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.
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.
Whitehall needs to make better use of machine learning to make sense of the deluge of information generated by greater online participation, the digital strategy manager at the Department of Health has said.
A third of UK council websites have not passed the first stage of Socitm’s annual test to assess their accessibility to people with disabilities.
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 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.
Oliver Morley, the chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s honours list.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
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.
Local government is struggling to make the best use of citizen data due to incompatible technology infrastructure, lack of budget and siloed data sources, according to a report.