The Office for National Statistics has today launched its Data Science Campus in Newport, Wales, to make better use of data and develop the statistical information it provides.
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The government has created a new director general position for digital and media in a bid to boost the UK’s digital economy, appointing former British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould to the role.
The Office for National Statistics has named Tom Smith, the co-founder of an Oxford data science spin-out company, the managing director of its new data science campus.
The second iteration of Digital Outcomes and Specialists will open for applications on 1 November, as the Government Digital Service publishes the draft legal documents for applications.
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 has hailed its work to create data registers as a major milestone in its move towards improving transparency, as set out in its action plan on open government.
The team behind the government’s identity assurance scheme are working on tech to allow users to pause their verification process in a bid to encourage more people to create identities.
MPs have urged the government to set a strategy to deal with the ethics and technology associated with rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics.
The UK’s tax authority is seeking a director to lead its IT transformation and cloud strategy at a salary of £140,000.
Three-quarters of policing and crime websites lack secure connections, according to a study from the Centre for Public Safety.
The government needs to offer much more clarity on how it plans to up departmental data sharing in its Digital Economy Bill, MPs have been told.
Paul Maltby, the Government Digital Service’s director of data, has become the latest in a line of senior leaders to leave the service.
The Government Digital Service is continuing its recruitment drive – as its Platform as a Service team resorts to hand signals in ‘frustrating’ team meetings.
Labour MP Louise Haigh has been named shadow minister for the digital economy, just a day before the government’s Digital Economy Bill enters the committee stage.
A lack of resources and difficulties with supplier adoption are preventing local authorities from making proper use of e-invoicing, a study has said.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has set out plans to bring all digital activity under one roof in a new digital strategy.
NHS Digital has confirmed it is making changes to some of its health statistics, but has rowed back on plans to stop a number of datasets.
Birmingham City Council is piloting a scheme that will help it target voters who need to re-register using data it already holds.
More than half of the British public think it would be easier to use government services if departments were better at sharing information, a survey has found.
The Scottish government is advertising for a chief digital officer for social security for the second time this year as it gains control of benefit systems.
The digital team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is to hold a networking event for people working in and with the department in data-related roles.
The Government Digital Service’s director of data has said that in keeping an up-to-date framework for data use, government must look beyond privacy and consent rules from the retail sector.