The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.
The Government Digital Service is to start a user research project on the development and use of open source code in government, including plans to “fill in the gaps” in open source guidance.
Less than half of UK local authorities’ websites have good or very good information for people planning to carry out a building project – and some are using web pages as a “hard sell” for council services, a survey has said.
A secure cross-Whitehall WiFi service will be available in government buildings in early 2017 as part of private beta testing, the Government Digital Service has announced.
The Government Digital Service has launched a recruitment drive for a product manager for the government’s catalogue of open data, data.gov.uk.
Just 39% of metropolitan councils provide a good or very good service for people to apply for housing online, according to the latest results from Socitm’s Better Connected survey.
Transport for London’s latest five-year business plan has set out how it will make better use of data to make journeys easier, including a new open data partnership with Google.
The team in charge of content on the government’s flagship GOV.UK site is planning to cut its frontend templates from 140 down to 10.
The Land Registry has chosen Kainos to build it a single digital register for disparate local authority registers of restrictions on land or property across England.
Teams building government digital services will have regular visits from an assessor during development under a new approach to standards assessment being trialled by the Government Digital Service.
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 contract for BT’s network for integrated voice and data communications across Surrey and Berkshire has been extended until 2021, as Surrey County Council claims it is on track to save £3.5m.
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 Scottish government plans to launch its assessment process for digital services in early 2017 and is looking for volunteers to act as assessors.
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.
The chief executive of the body helping drive forward the NHS’s digital transformation is to step down in March 2017, after three years at the helm.
Governments across Wales have been told to make bold decisions and lead by example in order to make the most of digital in a report from digital services provider Atos.
What opportunities could there be for digital n the UK as it exits the European Union? Digital consultant William Perrin is on a mission to find out. Here, he tells PublicTechnology about his latest research project.
The Government Digital Service has revealed plans to simplify the processes for assessing open standards.
Police forces are failing to put IT at the centre of their work, set data-sharing plans or ensure staff have good digital skills, a review has said.
The Government Digital Service has started addressing accessibility issues with PDFs on GOV.UK following a survey of assistive technology users.