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...
The 28 EU member states have voted in support of the data sharing agreement between the EU and the United States.
The think tank ResPublica has called for the creation of a northern digital service to provide a shared platform for automating council services across the region.
Successful completion of 17 of the government’s major ICT programmes is unachievable or highly unlikely, according to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s annual report.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
Councils shouldn’t underestimate the potential of investing in good technology as a way to deliver more commercialisation, a conference has heard.
As part of PublicTechnology's Brexit series, Socitm president Geoff Connell says that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the effect of the referendum as there is still much legal wrangling to be done.
As part of PublicTechnology’s Brexit series, David Walker does some number-crunching to try and figure out what the referendum vote might mean for local government systems.
The government has scrapped its heavily-criticised care.data scheme following the publication of the long-awaited Caldicott review of security standards for health and social care data.
Communities and local government secretary Greg Clark has promised local authorities a seat at the Brexit negotiating table.
Local government lacks the understanding, budgets and leadership to create smart cities, a report has said.
The Department of Health is to merge technology, digital, local government and social care in a restructuring of its directorates.
The Sustainability and Transformation Plans might not have any obvious clout, but David Walker warns against writing them off too soon.
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
TechUK has said that the government needs to consider its yet-to-be-published digital strategy a “draft” that needs reworking following the results of the EU referendum.
The Government Digital Service is carrying out a series of pilots of using GOV.UK Verify in local government.
LocalGov Digital has launched a London peer group to support councils in implementing its Local Government Digital Service Standard.
As the UK faces a time of turmoil, never has it been more important to refine the rules governing data sharing to ensure the public trusts government, says James Norman, UK public sector chief information officer at cloud computing company EMC.
Councils across the country are facing financial uncertainty after the UK public yesterday voted to leave the European Union.
London’s chief digital officer is set to be appointed imminently as authorities meet to discuss London data, according to Andrew Collinge, assistant director at the Greater London Authority.
MPs have said that the plan to allow local authorities to retain 100% of business rates while cutting their central government grants could lead to an inability to get resources to councils in need.