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Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
The Government Digital Service has launched a service toolkit that aims to be a one stop shop for service design resources.
Members of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee have called on the government to explain why the digital strategy “continues to be a work-in-progress” almost a year after it was first due.
A former NHS IT director at a Surrey NHS trust who accepted bribes in exchange for the award of IT contracts has been jailed for three and a half years.
A third of UK council websites have not passed the first stage of Socitm’s annual test to assess their accessibility to people with disabilities.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Atos to be its primary ICT contractor as the company expands its work with the UK’s health sector.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
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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.