Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says
Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
Whitehall must change its hierarchical workforce mentality and embrace technology, says Reform think tank
The public sector needs to use technology to reform its workforce by disrupting hierarchies, adopting new recruitment processes and automating administrative roles, a think tank has said.
The government has taken too long to consolidate and coordinate the “alphabet soup” of cyber security agencies and faces “a real struggle” to find staff with the right skills to tackle threats, MPs have said.
Research has revealed a continued reliance on hand-written records at NHS Trusts, although almost half say they are investing in artificial intelligence technologies.
Whitehall teams designing data infrastructure must make sure it is relevant to the majority of civil servants and that it is easy to adopt - rather than building for an “idealised future” of data use.
HMRC has said it will pilot its digital tax reforms on “hundreds of thousands” of businesses before roll out, but has maintained its initial timeline for implementation – despite MPs branding it “wholly unrealistic”.
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.