GDS Service Manual adds guidance to help departments ‘make the case for building the right thing’

21 June 2018

New section on measuring benefits on agile projects added to document that helps government create services that comply with GDS standards

Constituents report MP to ICO over alleged data-protection breach in Facebook post

21 June 2018

Data-protection watchdog ‘making enquiries’ after Conservative Gordon Henderson publishes names and partial addresses of local residents who sent him a letter

‘It can really bring to life the work we do’ – how the DWP got social media savvy

19 June 2018

Digital engagement leaders tell PublicTechnology about the department’s use of Twitter and LinkedIn to interact with citizens and potential and current employees

Liam Maxwell: ‘Transformation is nothing to do with tech – it is about a change of business model’

15 June 2018

Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne

 

Interview: government DDaT skills chief on her work to recruit and develop digital leaders

11 June 2018

PublicTechnology talks to the head of capability for the civil service’s DDaT profession, Holly Ellis, about how the mantra of ‘do things once’ is being applied to help departments hire and train digital talent

 

By students, for students – digital life at the University of Lincoln

7 June 2018

Director of digital student life Tom Wright tells PublicTechnology about how the university’s approach to social media is led by students

How Skype is ending isolation for NHS staff in Wales

5 June 2018

After piloting the technology for non-clinical use, Gill Hitchcock reports on how primary care managers in south Wales are looking to overcome confidentiality issues to explore its potential for GP consultations

A Closer Look – assessing a mixed first year for the Government Transformation Strategy

2 June 2018

Rob Driver of techUK looks at the big questions facing the government as it approaches the halfway point of its big-ticket digital and data plan

Why peer support, not a grand vision, is the key to shared services

6 June 2018

Richard Blanford of Fordway believes there is scope for much more growth in shared services if local authorities focus on working with each other

The public sector must be transparent on data use to gain citizens’ trust

30 May 2018

While GDPR is right to provide individuals with greater control over how their information is used, the benefits of sharing data should not be overlooked, believes Rose Lasko-Skinner of Reform

We all have something to hide – and the government must let us

21 May 2018

The public sector needs to be careful it does not fall foul of citizens’ growing disquiet about how their data is used and by whom, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

Ending the ‘brogrammer’ culture – how to close the gender gap

15 May 2018

Lucy Hocking of RAND Europe looks at the three main barriers preventing women from thriving in the STEM sector – and how they can be overcome

 

One year on, have the metro mayors delivered digital devolution?

5 May 2018

After 12 months in the job, the digital performance of the heads of the six city regions is assessed by Georgina Maratheftis of techUK

The core mission of GDS is to help government work better for everyone

3 May 2018

Ahead of next week’s Sprint 18 event, GDS director general Kevin Cunnington outlines the organisation’s focus areas for the coming months, and its achievements of the past two years