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”.
Government deputy chief technology officer Magnus Falk outlines what government organisations should be doing to improve digital services.
Publictechnology takes a look at the 10 most read stories affecting council ICT during 2014.
John Jackson, Camden Council's CIO talks to PublicTechnology about collaboration, the relationship with central government and the generational divide in the profession.
A project to publish open data from Birmingham City Council’s systems has won a grant from the Cabinet Office.
A government-commissioned panel has called for a debate on the introduction of a general presumption that information on individuals will be shared across public services if it improves outcomes.
London Borough of Hackney says it will implement a number of apps based on a Hackathon held over the weekend.
The UK government has not signed up to a new open contracting data standard that was launched globally yesterday, despite a public commitment to open contracting.
The Open Data Institute has launched a new 'node' in Devon to enable the sharing of information held by councils and businesses.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is to carry out more work on a solution after identifying problems converting Excel documents in open source format.
Sally Collier, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service, says that procurement changes are at the heart of public service reform.
Government executive director of digital Mike Bracken says he has no capacity to run a local but points to ways councils can benefit from his unit’s work.
A local government ICT professional network has launched a directory to help councils find others which are working on similar projects in order to aid collaboration and efficiency.
Sunderland City Council has awarded a contract to build a new “intelligence hub” aimed at crunching data to help target efficiency savings of £100m.
Chi Onwurah MP, shadow Cabinet Office minister has been confirmed as keynote speaker at this year’s Socitm annual conference.
The government has released a set of standards setting out open source file formats which will be the new standard for government bodies.
The European Commission is planning to build a data portal to allow the public to access and compare all data published by public bodies in the European Union.
Local government spent more than £2.5bn with external suppliers during 2013, according to new figures released today.
Councils must show a business plan outlining a return of 1.5 to one to be eligible for funds from a new £240m pot to encourage health data sharing.
Paolo Vecchi takes issue with a recent report which claimed that open source solutions are failing to catch on with local authorities.
Open source technology has failed to catch on with local government and is not necessarily cheaper than proprietary software, according to a new report.
A taskforce into digital skills established by Labour leader Ed Miliband is seeking views on how the UK can boost the ICT capabilities of employees.