The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a website that aims to improve access to data on plant pests and diseases.
The Ministry of Defence has delayed the go live date of its new online procurement system due to problems with data migration, leaving suppliers to wait for invoices to be processed or resort to paper.
The Digital Economy Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Commons, with digital and culture minister Matt Hancock moving to allay fears around increased data-sharing powers within government.
The UK’s tax authority has said it is on track to block half a billion phishing emails each year with the use of an email security protocol that stops them from reaching users’ inboxes.
The Government Digital Service is seeking business analysts to develop the identity assurance programme GOV.UK Verify and lead the 19 local authority pilots of the scheme.
The government should encourage councils to increase their use of data through a £4m fund to partner data scientists with councils and make data analysis a requirement of devolution deals, according to a report.
A TechUK survey has revealed that 94% of smaller companies don’t think civil servants understand how their services can help meet government needs.
The Government Digital Service has removed the icon that indicates a link will take you to an external page – a box and an arrow – from its flagship site GOV.UK.
Twenty-six IT experts and privacy advocates have urged the government to improve protections around the personal data sharing proposals in the Digital Economy Bill – or remove them entirely.
A former director of ICT at a Surrey NHS trust has pleaded guilty to corruption after receiving payments to award a contract worth £950,000 to a supplier.
James Stewart, the director of technical architecture at the Government Digital Service, has said that he will step down in January, after six years at the service.
The government has abandoned its plans to privatise the Land Registry, as the Open Data Institute pushes for more measures to ease the use of its data.
The first guidance on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation will be published by the end of 2016, the UK’s data watchdog has said.
The healthcare arm of Google’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind has published the details of its latest data-sharing agreement with the NHS as it relaunches work to develop a patient-monitoring app.
The network for digital staff in councils across the UK has announced plans to become a more formal organisation with a co-operative membership model and more clarity on its aims.
The government has commissioned the Ordnance Survey to create a smart map that will determine the best locations for the radio antennae needed to establish a 5G network in the UK.
Policing Vision 2025 sets out plans to boost staff skills, share digital evidence and improve recording and analysis of online crime.
A lot has been promised to the public on city devolution and the price of failure is high. Eddie Copeland, director of government innovation at Nesta, argues that joining up data across those regions is one basic way to give the plans a fighting chance of success.
The London borough of Ealing has signed up to a series of measures to improve its data protection practices after a breach involving the loss of a set of court documents.
Local government risks being left behind on digital services if it focuses all its attention on digital inclusion, an event has heard.
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.