Digital chief lifts lid on how HMRC pulled off the biggest tax change in 70 years without anyone noticing
Interim CDIO Mike Potter also discusses how the department is leading the way on mobile apps and blockchain, and why he wants a tax service built around life events
Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.
The Government Digital Service plans to update its Technology Code of Practice to encourage a more adaptive and innovative approach to technology use in government.
Moves to create a new open register of property addresses has the ability to improve public services, according to Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock.
Privatising the Land Registry risks "repeating the same mistakes" of previous outsourcing arrangements and could undermine the government's bid to make more data publicly accessible, according to the Open Data Institute.
The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.
Local authorities must demand open access to data generated via service contracts if they are to maximise the potential benefits of the smart cities agenda, the Socitm spring conference heard.
The UK has signed a memorandum of understanding to improve digital cooperation with the Australian government.
Investment in developing premium mapping technology for commercial use has knock-on benefits for the general public and the development community, according to Ordnance Survey’s public sector director.
HM Revenue & Customs chief technology officer Steve Walters has detailed two data-driven areas of change his department expects in the coming years.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has successfully moved its NHS Spine in-house after an 18-month redevelopment project.
The UK government has hosted a “hack day” to get developers to test out new Government-as-a-Platform components it has been working on over the last few months.
Scotland’s public sector is “scrambling” to stay on top of growing demands for improved digital infrastructure, a head of IT within the NHS has warned.
App and software developers will later this month gather for a hackathon to find uses for a new API newly created for Bristol’s transport services.
Digital leaders within government have the chance to win one of eight places to attend the next Open Data Leaders Network in February.
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has signed up to speak at Socitm’s Spring conference.
Eddie Copeland, head of the technology policy unit at think tank Policy Exchange, takes a look at the year ahead for ICT in the public sector.
Unifying ICT security contracts can help local authorities achieve big savings - and improve confidence in their protection - hear Sophos experts discuss during a dedicated webinar.
We catch up with the chief information officer at City of Edinburgh Council about the challenges she expects to face in 2016.
The ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).