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.
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
Just 39% of metropolitan councils provide a good or very good service for people to apply for housing online, according to the latest results from Socitm’s Better Connected survey.
Transport for London’s latest five-year business plan has set out how it will make better use of data to make journeys easier, including a new open data partnership with Google.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is best known for its nautical history, but the council’s digital team is now setting its course for super-fast connectivity and cutting-edge technologies. Gill Hitchcock reports.
The Government Digital Service was officially launched on 8 December 2011. Rebecca Hill takes a look back at five years of transformation, trials and tribulations at the central government team.
The Government Digital Service has saved Whitehall almost £4bn through improved digital services since March 2012, but new figures show a slowdown in year-on-year savings.
After years of planning, building, cajoling, tough love and bunting, the Government Digital Service is celebrating its fifth birthday. We asked critics and proponents what the service should feel most proud of – and what it needs to fix next.
Developers are missing out discussions on cyber security risks because they are too hard, slow and expensive, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
Three-quarters of GOV.UK content is looked at by less than 10 people a month, according to figures from the Government Digital Service.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has named former British High Commissioner to Malta Rob Luke as its new deputy commissioner for policy.
Political leaders need to become more digitally savvy if they are to properly represent the electorate, digital inclusion charity Doteveryone has said.
MPs have voiced concerns about the extent to which HMRC is relying on new digital services to reduce demand at its call centres – without a backup plan.
The Government Digital Service has extended Digital Outcomes and Specialists past its closing date of 2 December.
Teams building government digital services will have regular visits from an assessor during development under a new approach to standards assessment being trialled by the Government Digital Service.
The Government Digital Service is seeking business analysts to develop the identity assurance programme GOV.UK Verify and lead the 19 local authority pilots of the scheme.
The government should encourage councils to increase their use of data through a £4m fund to partner data scientists with councils and make data analysis a requirement of devolution deals, according to a report.
The contract for BT’s network for integrated voice and data communications across Surrey and Berkshire has been extended until 2021, as Surrey County Council claims it is on track to save £3.5m.
A TechUK survey has revealed that 94% of smaller companies don’t think civil servants understand how their services can help meet government needs.
The Government Digital Service has removed the icon that indicates a link will take you to an external page – a box and an arrow – from its flagship site GOV.UK.
Twenty-six IT experts and privacy advocates have urged the government to improve protections around the personal data sharing proposals in the Digital Economy Bill – or remove them entirely.
James Stewart, the director of technical architecture at the Government Digital Service, has said that he will step down in January, after six years at the service.