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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Government’s inability to extract big data is causing it to miss the huge potential it has to improve policymaking, a leading academic in digital government has said.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is to hire a chief technology adviser as part of work to build up its technology capacity, Elizabeth Denham has said.
Scotland’s cities could improve “significantly” on the way they use technology and innovation to drive growth, a report from the CITIE partnership has said.
Providers of government services must be ready to offer departments more flexibility, even when exiting from a contract, according to a report from supplier Atos.
The Government Digital Service has set up an advice and assurance community to discuss issues about digital standards, as it comes to the end of a discovery project on service standards assessment.
The Ministry of Justice has set out plans to continuously review internal products, in an effort “revolutionise” service standard assessment.
A recently-launched collaborative platform for co-funding and co-designing public services has won the backing of the association for digital leaders in the public sector Socitm.
The Government Digital Service has decided to provide free tampons and sanitary towels to women workers as part of an attempt to make it a more female friendly employer.
The Government Digital Service has set out its plans to make its work on digital identity assurance relevant for the financial sector, with a beta pilot for banks to go live in 2017.
Digital technology offer charities a wealth of options. But Tris Lumley of think-tank New Philanthropy Capital says that they should heed advice from the Government Digital Service and take user-centric approach to transformation.
The government has been urged to reconsider plans that would see the 2020 general election being held on the same day as the London elections.
The Secret Intelligence Service MI6 is reported to be recruiting almost 1,000 new staff in response to rapid changes in technology and increasing amounts of digital information.
The government has been told to set out a definitive and credible plan for digitising healthcare that clarifies spending timelines and prioritises patient experience over simply ‘going paperless’.
Treasury Committee chair Andrew Tyrie has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to consider delaying implementation of HMRC's Making Tax Digital plans in order to get them right.
Debra Maxwell, chief executive officer for customer relationship management and public sector at Arvato, looks at how big data can help local authorities bring in more revenue.
Approach transformation projects with digital mindset not just digital tools, says Capita solutions director
The idea that digital transformation will ever be finished is an “illusion” and government should focus on establishing long-term leadership to ensure evolution at a more organic pace, a Capita director has said.
Surrey and Borders Partners NHS Trust has launched a £5m trial of Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with dementia.
Feedback is being sought on a Local Government Association project to standardise data gathered by local government and create directories of services.
Councils must not let the local government Digital Service Standard become another set of principles that "gets shoved in a drawer” and isn’t made a reality, a conference has heard.
Local government is struggling to keep up with the pace of change in technologies and true digitisation is at risk of being held back by poor leadership, according to Tower Hamlet’s head of ICT.
The Government Digital Service is to take ownership of the Department for Work and Pension’s Digital Academy to offer training to civil servants across Whitehall, as Cabinet Office says digital transformation strategy due by the end of the year.