The creation of the Crown Commercial Service was poorly executed and slow take up of centralised purchasing by departments means it only manages one-fifth of the spending it was expected to, a review by MPs has found.
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan...
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 Digital Economy Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Commons, with digital and culture minister Matt Hancock moving to allay fears around increased data-sharing powers within government.
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 Treasury is recruiting for a chief information officer to manage a multi-million budget and oversee IT service delivery to more than 2,000 staff.
Twenty-six IT experts and privacy advocates have urged the government to improve protections around the personal data sharing proposals in the Digital Economy Bill – or remove them entirely.
James Stewart, the director of technical architecture at the Government Digital Service, has said that he will step down in January, after six years at the service.
The Treasury has offered more details of its £1bn investment in digital communications announced as part of the chancellor’s 2016 Autumn Statement.
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.
Scottish social care providers must not wait for the limitations of analogue telecare to appear before adopting digital
With current approaches to Scotland’s social services labelled unsustainable, and health care similarly under pressure, Tom Morton of Communicare247 urges providers to realise the potential for digital technology now.
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 digital revolution in US states and cities is not likely to grind to a halt following Trump’s election, but your take on his win will depend on how you view the sands of time, says David Walker.
The director general of digital technology at the Department for Work and Pensions has been named CIO of the year in the UK IT Industry Awards, while the department denies project overspend.
Policing Vision 2025 sets out plans to boost staff skills, share digital evidence and improve recording and analysis of online crime.
Could parliament’s move out of the 19th Century Palace of Westminster be used to embrace 21st Century technology? Rebecca Hill reports.
Central government's digital agenda is being undermined by a lack of effective leadership and poor skills training for civil servants, according to the departing head of digital recruitment at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has said.
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.
The government needs to get the ethical framework and regulation of artificial intelligence right and invest in skills training if it wants to make the most of the technology, the Government Office for Science has said.
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 needs to ensure it uses a range of technologies or risk putting off developers and repeating digital transformation mistakes of the past, a Ministry of Justice technical architect has said.
A lack of interoperability between social care organisations’ IT systems and burdensome data entry processes are holding back technology adoption by social workers, a study has found.