Home Office begins testing settled status app on Apple devices

13 June 2019

Tech giant announced that next version of iOS will permit third-party access to near-field communications

Government backs robot farmers with £6m

13 June 2019

Funding will support what is claimed to be the world’s first agri-robotics facility

National Data Strategy issues call for evidence

12 June 2019

Input sought across various areas related to how data could benefit people, government and the economy

DWP acting CDIO McKinnon to stay in role until May 2020

11 June 2019

Seven months after launching recruitment campaign, department reveals interim digital chief will continue in role

Interview: HMRC digital chief Jacky Wright on insourcing, inclusivity, and the ‘teething pains’ of transformation

12 June 2019

PublicTechnology talks to the departmental CDIO about her work to transform the working practices and service delivery of the UK tax authority, and why improving diversity starts with leaders who are self-aware


Inoculating the NHS against cyberattacks

31 May 2019

Cybersecurity chiefs at Wirral NHS trust say education, collaboration and rapid communication are important protections against viruses, phishing and ransomware. Gill Hitchcock reports.

Huawei and 5G – the five big questions

23 May 2019

A month on from the revelations about the Chinese vendor’s potential involvement in the UK’s 5G network, PublicTechnology examines the key issues

What happens during a cyberattack on critical infrastructure?

16 May 2019

Leaders at the National Cyber Security Centre lift the lid on the impact of and lessons learned from the Triton malware assault

Which government department suffers the most data breaches?

10 May 2019

Since 2008 departments have been required to report data breaches every year. In this exclusive research – kicking off two weeks of dedicated cybersecurity content on PublicTechnology – SA Mathieson digs through the numbers to uncover government's biggest security challenges

Durham council puts democracy into digital design

8 May 2019

Designing a strategy to take digital take-up over the 50% mark means getting to the heart of what the county’s residents really want. Gill Hitchcock writes.

How Nottinghamshire drove broadband uptake – and made £5m

17 May 2019

Ceren Clulow of Nottinghamshire County Council, discusses the benefits for local authorities in optimising the uptake of superfast broadband in their region – including potential major rebates on initial infrastructure investments

Is Matt Hancock forcing online regulation by the back door?

2 May 2019

The unilateral decision to compel social media companies to work with charities on harmful content has not been subjected to the necessary scrutiny, believes tech policy expert Heather Burns

Great NHSXpectations

24 April 2019

Ben Moody of techUK explains why the new NHS tech organisation has been welcomed by suppliers

Breaking down barriers: how to improve SMEs' access to the public sector market

29 March 2019

Research from techUK showed that smaller firms still face major challenges in winning government business. The industry body's head of public sector Henry Rex outlines why SMEs have both cause for concern and reasons to be cheerful

Government can ill afford not to invest in police technology

27 March 2019

Calum Steele of the Scottish Police Federation explains why investment and legislative changes are sorely needed to help support officers’ use of technology