Railways: Digital signalling to be introduced from Grantham to London in £1bn rollout

30 June 2022

Government unveils plan to ‘replace Victorian infrastructure’ across routes in counties to the immediate north of the capital

GDS offers £100k for strategy chief

29 June 2022

Cabinet Office tech agency seeks leader to spearhead implementation of three-year plan

Government urged to commit to devolution to drive innovation and levelling-up

29 June 2022

Think tank report identifies benefits of city mayors, but finds many local officials are frustrated with current interactions with Whitehall

NHS Covid app update expands symptom checklist and softens guidance for English users

28 June 2022

Latest version of software removes suggestion users may have coronavirus and countdown clock – except for Welsh users, who are still told to isolated and get tested

‘Drones are of great interest to the Army – as both a threat and an opportunity’

28 June 2022

Minister claims that military is keeping tabs on potential battlefield uses of unmanned aerial technologies

Digital minister: ‘I’m one up from a Luddite – but I am grasping this enthusiastically’

15 June 2022

PublicTechnology met with the recently appointed Heather Wheeler, who reveals that overcoming difficulties with tech has been ‘an absolute joy’ – although she still appears to have some challenges with unfortunate remarks

Great expectations: Government unveils new digital and data strategy

9 June 2022

A new three-year plan sets out ambitious objectives for departments’ use of tech, including a commitment to improve scores of the biggest citizen services. PublicTechnology gets the lowdown from civil service chief operating officer Alex Chisholm.

Technology vs ideology: what will define the future of government work?

7 June 2022

A recent PublicTechology webinar discussion saw an expert panel examine the major issues that will shape how civil servants work for years to come

EXCL: Wall of silence surrounds plan for nationwide collection of citizens’ internet records

26 May 2022

Online notice reveals controversial trials are to be expanded into a national service – about which government, law enforcement, watchdogs and all the UK’s major ISPs declined to answer questions from PublicTechnology

Supercharged: Inside the ONS plan to become a data-science 'powerhouse'

12 May 2022

Five years after being established, the Data Science Campus of the ONS wants to do more to help address government's biggest policy issues – while still retaining its innovative edge. PublicTechnology finds out more.

‘Typical hostile environment treatment’ – Home Office leaves thousands of Turkish nationals waiting more than a year for visa decisions

13 April 2022

Applicants tell PublicTechnology that they have been provided with little information on the processing delays that mean they cannot leave the UK – even for births or funerals – and struggle to prove their right to live and work in this country

Is the UK ready for the future of compute?

17 June 2022

The government’s upcoming review should consider ways to increase the country’s computing capacity, believes Laura Foster of techUK

Social value: public sector must demand more – and tech suppliers need to deliver

8 June 2022

SMEs and other providers should embrace the new mandates for IT firms to demonstrate social value, according to Alex Jackson of dxw

The time is now for private network adoption

23 May 2022

New forms of infrastructure can help improve public services, according to Sophie James of techUK

Data must be central to improving the criminal justice system

6 May 2022

Better use of information is crucial to improving people’s experiences with justice agencies and reducing recidivism, according to Georgie Henley of techUK

Government’s battle for the future of work

26 April 2022

Despite the best efforts of some ministers, the profound changes brought about by the pandemic still offer a singular opportunity to radically rethink how the civil service operates. Dods Research asked more than 200 officials for their thoughts.

IWD: The tech sector needs equity, not just equality

8 March 2022

The industry needs to focus on building equitable products and workplaces rooted in inclusivity and belonging this International Women’s Day, according to Nimmi Patel from techUK