Defra spends £150m on digital deals for app development
Environment department picks IT services giants for contracts
Historic England admits ageing IT is feeling the strain
DCMS agency that manages listed buildings says that its work is being hampered by ‘underfunding...
Nearly a third of Defra’s 2,000 applications are past end of life, auditors find
Department must commit a decade of work and three quarters of its IT budget to upgrading ageing...
Defra invests in social media analysis tool to monitor public attitudes to food issues
Department buys Pulsar technology to keep track of how citizens feel about genetically modified food and other issues
Food Standards Agency to connect 220 UK abattoirs
Government agency to roll out networking across slaughterhouses
Analysis: HMRC tops central government digital league table
Collation of performance-dashboard stats shows department is conducting almost all its transactions digitally, while other departments struggle to reach two thirds
Environment Agency extends Capgemini contract for 18 months
The Environment Agency has extended the contract it has had with Capgemini since 2009 for another 18 months.
Budget 2017’s focus on innovation and technology welcomed, but industry calls for ambition to be matched by action
Tech companies have welcomed the focus on innovation and IT skills in yesterday’s Spring Budget, but called for the government to follow up its ambition with targeted actions.
Defra claims initial success in switch from IBM and Capgemini as 25 suppliers express interest in UnITy
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said that 25 suppliers are interested in working to deliver its managed print services as part of efforts to replace long-term IBM and Capgemini contracts.
'Ambitious' target date for delivering Emergency Services Network 'unlikely to be met', say MPs
MPs have called on the Home Office to step up its contingency planning in case a new emergency communications system for the police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for its planned December 2019 switch-on.
If position in the civil service is everything, where does digital really sit?
As the UK’s first director general for digital heads for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and the Government Digital Service struggles to maintain its footing at the centre, David Walker asks what the reality is for government digital.
Surrey NHS trust launches Internet of Things trial for improving dementia care
Surrey and Borders Partners NHS Trust has launched a £5m trial of Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with dementia.
Defra seeks suppliers to take over IBM and Capgemini contracts
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is looking for innovative ICT solutions for its £1-67-billion UnITy programme to replace its existing long-term IT contracts.
Defra exceeds open dataset target
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made more than 11,000 datasets open for anyone to access, use and share, exceeding a self-imposed target set last year.
PSN compliance charge removed ‘with immediate effect’
The Public Services Network’s £999 compliance charge for using the Government Secure Internet Convergence Framework has been removed and replaced with a set of unbundled fees that should always be cheaper, according the Government Digital Service.
Natural Resources Wales embraces the cloud for infrastructure support and IT self-service
The Welsh government’s environment adviser is to migrate disaster recovery and application and infrastructure support to the cloud in a bid to consolidate its separate systems.
Survey: Majority favour online ID verification for government services
A survey of more than 2,000 UK adults has found a clear majority want to be able to verify their identity online in order to access government services conveniently.
Met Office picks Virgin to provide supercomputer connectivity
Virgin Media Business has been awarded the contract to provide high-capacity optical circuits for the Met Office’s new supercomputer.
Drones can offer the public sector a treasure trove of data: we can't just view them as a threat from the skies
Cranfield University expert Dr Monica Rivas Casaldo says drones offer the public sector huge potential to collect vital environmental data that shouldn't be overshadowed by a failure to regulate for their misuse.