Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.
The Home Office service design team is building a common language help different teams in the department communicate more simply and clearly.
The Home Office has created a deputy director position on its live services team to manage a new strategic service desk and develop a cyber security operations centre.
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.
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
The UK must maintain data protection regulations in line with those of the European Union once it leaves the union if it is to remain competitive in the global digital economy, a Labour MP has said.
After years of planning, building, cajoling, tough love and bunting, the Government Digital Service is celebrating its fifth birthday. We asked critics and proponents what the service should feel most proud of – and what it needs to fix next.
The government’s digital transformation strategy must identify the trade-offs the Government Digital Service will be expected to make in implementing the work, the Institute for Government has said.
Fewer than 5% of public sector domains have adopted more secure standards for emails to reduce phishing, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
Political leaders need to become more digitally savvy if they are to properly represent the electorate, digital inclusion charity Doteveryone has said.
MPs have voiced concerns about the extent to which HMRC is relying on new digital services to reduce demand at its call centres – without a backup plan.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service is looking for a delivery partner for its £1bn digital overhaul of the UK’s justice system.
The government needs a unified approach to front and back office functions if it wants to make the cost savings digital promises, argues Jane Roberts of TopLevel.
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.