David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
The Department of Health is seeking a deputy director of digital and technology strategy to help create a digital first healthcare system.
Central government's digital agenda is being undermined by a lack of effective leadership and poor skills training for civil servants, according to the departing head of digital recruitment at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has said.
Governments across Wales have been told to make bold decisions and lead by example in order to make the most of digital in a report from digital services provider Atos.
The government needs to get the ethical framework and regulation of artificial intelligence right and invest in skills training if it wants to make the most of the technology, the Government Office for Science has said.
Artificial intelligence could transform the public sector, but adoption has been slow. As the Government Office for Science publishes its report into the subject, Richard Sargent, director of ASI and former performance lead at the Government Digital Service, says leadership and culture will be crucial for success.
GDS team on promotional trip to South Korea as minister announces Digital Marketplace sales top £1.5bn.
There needs to be a “root and branch overhaul” of the role and use of IT in delivering digital public services that goes beyond a single organisation, the society representing IT professionals in local government has said.
The government needs to ensure it uses a range of technologies or risk putting off developers and repeating digital transformation mistakes of the past, a Ministry of Justice technical architect has said.
The Government Digital Service has revealed plans to simplify the processes for assessing open standards.
A lack of interoperability between social care organisations’ IT systems and burdensome data entry processes are holding back technology adoption by social workers, a study has found.
Police forces are failing to put IT at the centre of their work, set data-sharing plans or ensure staff have good digital skills, a review has said.
Organisations that want to carry out data projects with local authorities should be prepared to start small and work hard to find the right people, a conference has been told.
IT chiefs should be talking about service and customer needs rather than focusing on digital transformation if they want to get other senior executives on board, a local government leader has said.
The UK's spending watchdog has said that the government’s decision to postpone complex digital reforms in creating the new state pension allowed it to meet its implementation deadline - but that operational savings have been slashed.
Arif Harbott, the chief digital and information office at the Ministry of Justice, has joined the Government Digital Service on a short-term contract to advise on digital, data and technology.
Digital advocate Martha Lane Fox has urged MPs and ministers to boost their data literacy as the government’s Digital Economy Bill makes its way through parliament.
The digital strategy team at the Department of Health has revealed it is piloting a new, “leaner” approach to assessing its digital services, which focuses on just three core questions.
The government needs to address public sector salaries, the 1% cap on pay rises and the leadership qualities it looks for if it is to attract and retain the best digital talent, digital experts have said.
The new government is focused on Brexit, and Theresa May and Philip Hammond have not yet voiced their support for making government digital – but Daniel Thornton, co-author of the Institute for Government's in-depth report on digital transformation, says the potential for savings is huge.
Institute for Government report identifies issues with leadership, legacy systems and retention of skilled staff, while warning of Brexit ‘distraction’.
As the UK moves closer to seeing autonomous vehicles on its roads, Antonios Tsourdos, an engineer at Cranfield University, says the government must not forget the importance of public acceptance of the technology.