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2016 Socitm spring conference

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Socitm conference: GLA outlines work on ‘private’ datastore for councils

22 April 2016

The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.

Collaboration

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public

Fraud, Risk and Governance

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications

21 April 2017

Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety

BT bags £100m contract with Met Police

13 April 2017

Company to provide a range of cloud and IT services as part of the Met’s technology transformation programme

Cloud

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

More than a third of public servants say their organisations are missing digital opportunities

18 April 2017

Survey finds public sector isn’t making the most of digital, with costs, culture and legacy systems identified as major barriers to transformation

GDS research reveals procurement bugbears

13 April 2017

Government to test ‘model contracts’ in a bid to bring procurement into the digital age

Contracts

Councillors aren’t ‘digital dinosaurs’ - but have yet to speak with one voice

24 April 2017

Camden councillor Theo Blackwell’s research finds most councillors are positive about technology but warns that delivery will lag behind without a clear framework for transformation

Public safety ‘imperilled’ by lack of interoperable police ICT network

24 April 2017

2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism

Snap election could put major digital policies and legislation on ‘uncertain footing’

20 April 2017

Westminster and Whitehall face scramble to pass legislation and policies before parliament dissolves in two weeks, says Institute for Government

Cybersecurity

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public

Public safety ‘imperilled’ by lack of interoperable police ICT network

24 April 2017

2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism

Snap election could put major digital policies and legislation on ‘uncertain footing’

20 April 2017

Westminster and Whitehall face scramble to pass legislation and policies before parliament dissolves in two weeks, says Institute for Government

Data

DfE seeks chief data officer

25 April 2017

Department offers £140,000 for new recruit to lead on data and insight

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public

Leadership

DfE seeks chief data officer

25 April 2017

Department offers £140,000 for new recruit to lead on data and insight

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Councillors aren’t ‘digital dinosaurs’ - but have yet to speak with one voice

24 April 2017

Camden councillor Theo Blackwell’s research finds most councillors are positive about technology but warns that delivery will lag behind without a clear framework for transformation

Mobile

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

Public safety ‘imperilled’ by lack of interoperable police ICT network

24 April 2017

2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism

BT bags £100m contract with Met Police

13 April 2017

Company to provide a range of cloud and IT services as part of the Met’s technology transformation programme

Open Source

Scottish digital strategy set out plans for assurance, training and common platforms

22 March 2017

The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.

Policy

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public

PSN

‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications

21 April 2017

Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety

Government bodies still need to be PSN compliant, says GDS

17 March 2017

Public sector organisations have been told they still have to meet the common Public Sector Network assurance standards while work is carried out to move away from the network.

Councils could save £500m a year through common platform components, says GDS

6 March 2017

Individual councils could save up to £80m on IT spend alone over the next decade by adopting common platforms like GOV.UK Verify, according to government estimates. 

Digital Transformation

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public

Tech

Chancellor to jettison Making Tax Digital plans from Finance Bill

25 April 2017

Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today

TechUK: City mayors should commit to making digital the 'new norm'

25 April 2017

Industry body calls on mayors to appoint a chief digital and innovation champion and use their influence to boost smart procurement, open data and digital skills

Don’t abuse stats during election campaign, UK Statistics Authority chair tells party leaders

24 April 2017

David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public