Sunak plans to attract 100 AI whizz-kids to UK

23 November 2022

Prime minster announces tells conference that the UK ‘cannot allow the world’s top talent to be drawn to America or China’

DWP seeks security supremo to set standards

22 November 2022

Role comes with responsibility to create a framework of measures to protect people, data and infrastructure 

Courts workers to strike again over IT system problems

22 November 2022

Industrial action to include one-day nationwide walkout and series of regional strikes

MoD announces plans to upskill defence personnel on cyber

21 November 2022

Ministry announces initiative to deliver training to almost 2,000 officials and military personnel

EXCL: Government warned of ‘serious risk’ to services as UKCloud customers hit with sevenfold price increase

18 November 2022

Customers that cannot pay fees seven times higher than contracted price face a race against time to migrate data from collapsed £40m public sector hosting firm. PublicTechnology investigates.

'A lack of transparency and accountability' – DWP urged to shed light on fraud algorithm

31 October 2022

The DWP has revealed it is using artificial intelligence to help detect fraud. But, as PublicTechnology discovers, some are concerned that it needs to reveal a lot more about how it does so.

No one is an island: How Caribbean states are working together to tackle cybercrime

17 October 2022

Members of the Caribbean Community are working through an action plan to harmonise laws, increase investigative skills and broaden international cooperation. PublicTechnology finds out more.

EXCL: Trader woes – inside customs firms’ months of HMRC struggle

30 September 2022

As work continues on the imminent switch-off of the UK’s 30-year-old customs IT platform, many of its users believed that issues with government internal systems meant that they too were facing imminent closure. PublicTechnology investigates.

‘These are fundamental to empowering individuals’ – ICO takes action against departments and councils over data requests

28 September 2022

Ministry of Defence and Home Office are among those reprimanded over major backlogs that caused ‘significant distress’ to individuals. PublicTechnology finds out more.

Departments vary in civil servants’ enthusiasm to return to Whitehall HQs

15 September 2022

Department for Education’s Sanctuary Buildings saw occupancy double after Jacob Rees-Mogg’s letter in mid-April

For the US government, good design is a civic duty

20 October 2022

In light of plans to overhaul USA.gov, YuJune Park of Parsons School of Design explains the revamp must put citizens first

Local authorities and their suppliers must connect the digitally excluded

1 August 2022

Various vulnerable groups are among those at risk of lacking the connectivity or skills to engage with public services, according to Graham Cutting of Cantium

Government can help make the UK a world-leader in quantum technology

13 July 2022

A pipeline of both technical and commercial skills, and proper consideration of the ethical implications is needed to ensure organisations are not left behind, according to Laura Foster of techUK

How early engagement can give a glimpse of students’ academic future

6 July 2022

Data analytics is key to ensuring that students continue to progress throughout their studies, according to Helen Higson of Aston Business School

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