Proactive defence: A new take on cyber security
The traditional reactive approach to cybersecurity, which involves responding to attacks after they have occurred, is no longer sufficient. Murielle Gonzalez reports on a webinar looking at what organisations can do to take a proactive approach
Digital transformation – a guide for local government
Digital transformation will play a key role in the future of local government. David Bemrose,...
‘A collective sigh of relief’ – former minister remembers millennium bug panic
Gisela Stuart, whose brief included civil contingencies, recalls the havoc that was expected –...
How the public sector can remove barriers to cloud
James Butler of software and IT services firm Trustmarque examines how to ‘bridge the gap’ between private and public sector adoption
DVLA sets target for abandoning legacy systems
The DVLA has announced plans to move off the majority of its legacy systems within three years.
Review into London Ambulance Service New Year outage reveals ‘significant shortcomings in IT processes’
Outage in early hours of 2017 saw call-handling and dispatch system fall over
New Scottish information commissioner to be appointed
A motion to appoint lawyer Daren Fitzhenry is to be put before the Scottish Parliament
Public facilities should do away with downtime
Ensuring spaces can be booked by the public and other bodies can bring in revenue and create efficiencies, argues Chris Smith of Kajima
Virtual ID cards mooted for settled EU citizens
The UK would introduce an Estonia-style virtual identity card for EU nationals who settle in the UK following Brexit, according to reports.
Group chat an indispensable tool within Whitehall
Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If government does not embrace them, it will lose out
WannaCry NHS attack - lessons for data recovery strategies
A fresh look at data protection and backup best practice, particularly when it comes to ransomware.
Birmingham set to approve new ICT delivery regime
Council reveals more details of new ICT model, including SIAM and strengthened governance arrangements
Robots, connectivity and digital skills: progress on digital in Scotland
"At the end of the day, the services are all the same, so if you’re doing bins from Shetland to Glasgow to the Borders, we all do similar services"
WannaCry NHS attack - busting the myths
Des Ward, information governance director at Innopsis, reflects on the real story behind the WannaCry cyber-attack.
Hillingdon council on the hunt for telecare system provider
London borough to replace council-operated 24/7 monitoring service for elderly residents
Digital agenda "must not get sidetracked" by election uncertainty, says key industry body
TechUK warns that chunks of the Conservative manifesto will be "watered down, or jettisoned altogether" to make it through parliament
GDS seeks £52k-a-year product manager on key 'Government as a Platform' project
New hire on GOV.UK Pay service set to expand work on card transactions and "be a champion for user needs"
Britain ranks fourth in global government open data review
International index results released today aim to spark conversation on improving open data publication and quality.
Three London borough councils to co-develop families’ case management ‘app store’
The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City and Hammersmith and Fulham to create digital tools to improve communication between families and children’s services and allow social workers to work ‘on the go’
TfL launches on Facebook Messenger with TravelBot
TravelBot will give passengers up-to-date information on their Transport for London journeys
Civil servants studying in their own time to catch up on digital skills
Nearly half of civil servants do not feel their digital training has been sufficient, with 36% saying they rely on self-directed study to ensure they have the right skills
After Ben Gummer’s exit, new Cabinet Office minister is Damian Green
Under-fire prime minister Theresa May brings DWP secretary into the Cabinet Office – but will her administration have the time for digital?
General election 2017: Questions over digital transformation agenda as minister Ben Gummer loses seat
Loss of key advocate for digital reform casts doubt on Whitehall's transformation agenda
Whitehall's digital progress 'has stalled' since departure of Tory heavyweight Francis Maude
Drive to boost digital public services needs renewed political leadership after the election, says the Institute for Government