Earlier this year the Office for National Statistics launched its Data Science Campus, promising to deliver ‘data science for public good’. Rebecca Hill spoke to its managing director Tom Smith to find out what that means in practice.
Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.
Public sector CIOs may get below average salaries and bonuses, but they’re still among the happiest of IT leaders
Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to, says David Evans, director of policy and community at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Audit Scotland, the independent body responsible for auditing most of Scotland’s public organisations, has released a new report detailing five key principles that public bodies should use to deliver digital projects.
- G-Cloud pioneer will leave his current job at the Institute for Apprenticeships at the end of July.
Land Registry job advert reveals plans to transform the registration of property deals and ownership.
Public services in Manchester used social media platforms throughout the night to keep the public informed about the Manchester bombing.
Hackney’s head of digital Matthew Cain talks to Gill Hitchcock about redesigning parking permits, prototyping a chatbot and exposing staff to external good practice.
The global ransomware attack has been followed by an outcry about the NHS' reliance on legacy systems. Harry Metcalfe and Lee Maguire of dxw say you can't properly diagnose the problem - or understand an organisation's culture - from the outside, but call for technicians to be empowered to act quickly when...
After the Tories released their manifesto,PublicTechnology takes a look at the three main parties' plans for digital and technology ahead of next month's general election.
EU-funded project Decode to look at how distributed ledgers could help people better control their personal data in a bid to build trust around data ownership
Implied consent ‘not an appropriate legal basis’ for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind
Leaked letter from government's national data guardian Fiona Caldicott says patient records were being used to test and develop Streams app - not for direct care
Common Technology Services director is the latest in a long line of departures from the organisation since it has been under new management
Leaked manifesto focuses on boosting digital investment and connectivity with pledges for 30Mbps universal broadband, free wi-fi and 5G roll-out
Statisticians, academics and campaign groups say a ban on ministers and advisers seeing official data ahead of time would prevent leaks that affect the markets
Job offered at £107,000 as London Office for Data Analytics pilot indicates initial successes
HMRC, Crown Commercial Service and Whitehall’s use of data come under fire in Meg Hillier’s annual report
Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership
As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.
Shake-up at top of Government Digital Service becomes more apparent as former director of digital engagement Wendy Coello announces new role at the Co-op
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option