David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
Much of the digital information that government has amassed over the past two decades is poorly organised and “almost impossible” to search, a Cabinet Office report has said.
Regional NHS bodies could soon be asked to collect patient information to create a ‘data-lake’ for use at a national level, according to an NHS England consultation document.
The UK’s tax authority is this month launching a trial for customers to use voice ID to speed up security steps.
The increased status of data scientists in government means analysis can no longer be seen as the “preserve of a policy elite”, John Manzoni, the chief executive of the civil service has said.
The Government Digital Service has launched a service toolkit that aims to be a one stop shop for service design resources.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is seeking a head of digital services to lead an expansion of the agency’s digital capability.
The government’s timeline for implementing plans to digitise record keeping and reporting of tax is “wholly unrealistic” and should be delayed until at least 2019-20, the House of Commons Treasury Committee has said.
Governments need to stop relying on outsourcing and make sure they have competent public servants who can deal with technology, the former leader of the Australia’s Digital Transformation Office has said.
Civica CEO Wayne Story says company remains in ‘middle tier’ of suppliers as it launches new digital division
Civica is large enough to take on big transformation government projects but small enough to be seen as “part of the team”, chief executive Wayne Story has said at the launch of its dedicated digital division.
The prime minister Theresa May has announced plans to improve online advice and information on mental health and increase the use of digitally assisted therapies.
Whitehall needs to make better use of machine learning to make sense of the deluge of information generated by greater online participation, the digital strategy manager at the Department of Health has said.
A third of UK council websites have not passed the first stage of Socitm’s annual test to assess their accessibility to people with disabilities.
Councils could make more effective use of their data if they ensure the people working on data protection also play a part in exploitation of that information, Geoff Connell, head of information management at Norfolk County Council, has said.
The cross-government network for civil servants specialising in procurement is recruiting for a number of senior digital and technology roles for people, including the position of commercial director of IT for HMRC.
The Labour party has launched a consultation on its plans for a “people-centric” industrial strategy that it said would support workers in an era of rapid technological change.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
The latest annual report on the civil service fast stream has revealed that 34% of successful applications to the digital and technology fast stream in 2015 came from women – a slight decline from the previous year.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
The use of automatic password expiry as a security mechanism is “outdated and ineffective” that increases organisations’ costs, reduces productivity and makes accounts more vulnerable, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
More than 400,000 Scottish taxpayers did not receive a notification letter from HMRC in December last year due to an error in the design of an automated identification exercise, the UK’s spending watchdog has found.
That the long-awaited digital strategy has fallen by the wayside is not a surprise, but ministers must move to demonstrate their commitment to digital quickly, writes PublicTechnology's online editor Rebecca Hill.