Digital minister: ‘It’s important to the government that the British public has confidence in how we use their data’
In a piece written for PublicTechnology, parliamentary secretary Alex Burghart discusses progress with One Login and the significance of legislative changes
How Oxford University is using data to empower underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship
The question is not whether a diversity of talent exists, but how do we enable all to move...
Government should publish user research for the public good
Departments now possess vast volumes of data on citizens' experiences of digital services and...
Why have governments struggled to get it right on digital identity?
With many government-developed services seeing poor uptake, the answer may lie in allowing citizens to ‘bring your own identity’, according to Arthur Mickoleit of Gartner
Government tech consultants need to be more like Mary Poppins
Too many public sector entities have become dependent on consultants who have outstayed their welcome, according to Romy Hughes of Brightman
Local government transformation needs leadership support and understanding
If councils wish to make their digital ambitions a reality, senior managers need to familiarise themselves with digital ways of working and the role they should play, believes Alex Yedigaroff of dxw
Data must be treated as a national asset
An information monopoly is a danger that must be taken seriously, argues Simon Hansford of UKCloud
Cummings' Whitehall transformation must put people at the centre of policy and delivery
Any government reform must empower policymakers to consider the needs of both citizens and their digital colleagues, according to Sam Menter of Mace&Menter
Council collaboration catches on
Georgina Maratheftis of techUK runs through a busy and productive month of partnerships for the local authority digital and technology sector
The greatest glitch in government
In 2017, the NHS was the most high-profile victim of an international cyberattack. With the imminent phasing-out of support for Windows 7, Guinevere Poncia asks how government institutions are keeping pace with cyberthreats
How digitisation helped the DWP make child maintenance easier for separated parents
Improving its online offering has enabled the department to make life easier for citizens and its own staff. Lead delivery manager Alan Soulsby talks us through the project.
Better data can help make a better society
Frankie Kay of the Office for National Statistics writes about a simple way in which we can improve lives all across the nation
Is procurement a friend or foe for local government transformation?
Buying processes should be seen as an enabler of innovation, rather than a barrier, according to Georgina Maratheftis of techUK
What can the public sector learn from start-up culture?
While it might not need the beer fridges and bean bags, the NHS could learn something from the employee-engagement fostered by start-ups, believes Anas Nader of Patchwork Health
AI and public sector – combining to create high performance governments
Joel Cherkis of UiPath examines why governnments should not be thinking about whether to deploy either robotics or AI – but how the two can work in unison to deliver greater benefits
AI Week: can we forgive a robot and three other important questions
To introduce AI Week, PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall runs through four of the biggest questions facing the technology
Local government must embrace accessible-first web design
In much the same way that mobile-first design has taken hold, public bodies must embed accessibility considerations into their design processes, believes Jack Niland of Jadu Spacecraft
The public sector must ensure it does not leave the wrong kind of legacy
Government must eliminate ageing tech to ensure it is not left behind by society at large, believes Sascha Giese of SolarWinds
Tech firms should join a coalition of the willing to support interoperability for police IT
Jessica Russell of techUK believes increased collaboration between the emergency services and technology partners could deliver improved public-safety outcomes
Start-ups can show the way to public sector transformation
Hanna Johnson of tech accelerator Public believes that transforming citizen services will require government to adopt new ways of buying and using technology
Policymakers and politicians must fill the AI information vacuum
UK citizens remain open to new technology, but government must act to ensure negative narratives do not take hold, believes Mark Kleinman of the King’s Policy Institute
Government badly needs a new message on encryption
The digital fight needs political might
The case for transformation could do with more high-profile Westminster backers, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall
How Nottinghamshire drove broadband uptake – and made £5m
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