Government IT Strategy

Doctor NHS

NHS England names pilot programme areas

News 14 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Controversial data sharing programme to go ahead despite fears


Six university security Masters degrees approved by GCHQ

News 4 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Masters degrees aim to train internet security experts in the name of national security

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

UK demands EU drops right to be forgotten law

News 10 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government has asked for the right to be forgotten law to be removed from new European Union data protection laws

Women in Technology

Government opens £1m fund to help businesswomen make most of superfast broadband

News 3 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New government fund set up to challenge female entrepreneurs to grow their companies


German government cans Verizon deal amid US spying

News 27 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Berlin cancels contract with telco in wake of Snowdon revelations


Government row sparked over IT procurement

News 20 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Vince Cable attacks conservative IT policy for slow emails and standstill systems

Internet of Things open-access network heading to Milton Keynes

News 23 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

City council hopes network will encourage tech start-ups to flock to 'The New City'


London's local authorities move to Public Services Network

News 19 May, 2014 Clare Hopping

The LondonPSN is powered by Virgin Media Business, offering huge taxpayer savings

Data breach

Apple, Google & Microsoft set to notify users of government data requests

News 2 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Defying authorities, major companies mark their end of compliance with a bang

Data breach

Drop in data breach fines despite uptick in security leaks

News 1 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

The ICO is dishing out fewer data breach fines even though more companies are owning up

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.

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 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.


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.