Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to, says David Evans, director of policy and community at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The Government Digital Service has set up a community for people working on cloud adoption across Whitehall – and is seeking more members to drive up productivity.
For a public sector only just beginning to adapt to the demands of digital data, the looming General Data Protection Regulation obligations could be alarming. Jane Roberts of Toplevel asks how the GDPR will differ from existing legislation.
Government performance analysts should create more performance measures than those in the digital service standard and look beyond Google Analytics reports, a performance analyst at the Home Office has said.
The IT managed services provider Redcentric has been chosen to provide the peering exchange for the UK’s new Health and Social Care Network.
The Government Digital Service has said it wants to find out what technology councils need to buy, in a bid to make its Digital Marketplace procurement platform more attractive to local government.
A Conservative peer has suggested converting the troubled Southern Rail network to a roadway for autonomous vehicles.
In a post-Brexit world, says David Walker, caution may be the best digital strategy civil servants can hope for.
A government document has revealed the patient information sharing agreements between NHS Digital and the Home Office, while data shows that more than 8,000 requests were made in 2016.
The government’s industrial strategy has emphasised the importance of data-sharing by Whitehall, as well as a push to improve digital skills training and boost funding for technologies like robotics and 5G.
Mark O’Neill, one of the founders of the Government Digital Service, has been appointed chief digital officer at the Department for Education.
The Public Services Network adds unnecessary complications to providing digital services and will be abandoned, according to the Government Digital Service.
HMRC's new computer system to monitor customs declarations may be unable to cope with Brexit, according to a Whitehall official.
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched the hunt for a supplier to handle its document management services.
Suppliers of cloud-based technology to government will be able to apply for the ninth iteration of the G-Cloud framework from March, the government has announced.
The government is to examine how it plans to maintain the UK’s digital economy after Brexit, it has announced.
Digital industry body techUK has launched an independent advisory panel to provide advice on how to make Brexit work for the sector.
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.