Government IT Strategy

European Union

US pours scorn on plans for European 'internet'

News 7 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Schengen cloud could break trade regulations, American government claims

Boris Johnson wants to make London world’s tech capital

News 13 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Nine tech business leaders appointed as London Tech Ambassadors.

NSA 'hijacked' botnets, according to Snowden leak

News 13 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Criminal networks used to install software on PCs.

David Cameron

David Cameron pledges £73m for Internet of Things research

News 10 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

European Internet of Things fund also announced.


Government unveils £1.5m open data project fund for public sector

News 25 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Financial help to unlock data held by public organisations

US telecom regulator will write new 'open internet' rules

News 20 Feb, 2014 Reuters

FCC hopes for third time lucky with new net neutrality guidelines.

China says Kerry's call for internet freedom is naive

News 18 Feb, 2014 Reuters

US should not pass judgement on Chinese policy, says Foreign Ministry.

US law firm caught up in NSA allegations

News 17 Feb, 2014 Reuters

Company reportedly a victim of American communications monitoring during trade dispute.

US Congressman aims to cut water supply to NSA datacentre

News 12 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Lawmaker floats plan to cut water supply to controversial facility.

Ed Miliband calls for security agencies overhaul

News 11 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Prism leaks show need for radical change, claims Labour leader.

Online safety

UK celebrates Safer Internet Day

News 11 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Children and young people taught how to avoid trouble online.

DARPA launches quest for next generation of search

News 11 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Memex programme will ‘individualise’ access to information, claims US military tech unit.

Storage software market grinds to a halt

Microsoft lawyer suggests non-US data storage for overseas customers

News 23 Jan, 2014 Reuters

Suggestion most radical yet in attempt to allay fears over PRISM.


UK Government vows to be "G8's most digital" by 2015

News 9 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Francis Maude sets out plans for online government, but analysts cast doubt on ambitions.

Poor G-Cloud marketing blamed for downbeat council adoption

News 24 Dec, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Research by Six Degrees Group suggests around 90 per cent of UK councils have not used G-Cloud yet.


Superfast broadband more important than airports and high-speed rail, survey finds

News 23 Dec, 2013 Rene Millman

IET research show Brits want investment in fibre broadband over more airport capacity.

GCHQ head defends cyber espionage operations

News 7 Nov, 2013 Jane McCallion

Snowden revelations have damaged operations, security heads claim.

Question mark

Computing skills debate should be more nuanced, claims Tata executive

News 1 Nov, 2013 Jane McCallion

More pragmatic approach could put the UK in a better position skills-wise.

Education tech

Changes across all industries reinforce need for new computing education

News 31 Oct, 2013 Jane McCallion

London conference speaks of need for new approach to IT teaching.

Winning bid

G-Cloud 4 suppliers announced

News 30 Oct, 2013 Jane McCallion

Cabinet Office reveals details of latest procurement framework iteration.