Two-week ‘headcount efficiency review’ engagement aims to find possible cutbacks that could be achieved through use of technology
Government unveils plan to ‘replace Victorian infrastructure’ across routes in counties to the immediate north of the capital
Cabinet Office tech agency seeks leader to spearhead implementation of three-year plan
‘Remote monitoring and virtual wards’ – Javid unveils NHS tech transformation plan to clear Covid backlogs
Health secretary claims that use of NHS app is ‘at the heart of’ strategy to reform health service
Think tank report identifies benefits of city mayors, but finds many local officials are frustrated with current interactions with Whitehall
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
Minister claims that military is keeping tabs on potential battlefield uses of unmanned aerial technologies
Social network’s former regional leader Diego Oliva appointed to non-executive post
MoJ-led series of pilot programmes aim to better connect information to improve outcomes for those with complex needs
Long-term contracts cover data from a range of specified departments
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
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.
A recent PublicTechology webinar discussion saw an expert panel examine the major issues that will shape how civil servants work for years to come
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
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
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
The government’s upcoming review should consider ways to increase the country’s computing capacity, believes Laura Foster of techUK
SMEs and other providers should embrace the new mandates for IT firms to demonstrate social value, according to Alex Jackson of dxw
New forms of infrastructure can help improve public services, according to Sophie James of techUK
Better use of information is crucial to improving people’s experiences with justice agencies and reducing recidivism, according to Georgie Henley of techUK
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.
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