Government IT Strategy

GDS moves all government websites to

News 19 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

GDS hails end of "government white noise" with completion of 15-month project

Parliament appoints digital director

News 18 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Former Royal Opera House CTO will devise digital strategy for both Houses of Parliament

Cabinet Office seeks suppliers for £150m Verify contract

News 17 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Whitehall wants 10 identity assurance providers to sign the three-year deal

Public sector too risk-averse, says Francis Maude

News 10 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Francis Maude urges governments to act like start-ups at launch of D5 summit

Post Office to give staff tablets under '£100m' IT deal

News 9 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Four-year contract with Computacenter ‘will underpin IT transformation’

Home Office tied into £330m Oracle ERP deal

News 8 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

FoI reveals department is paying Oracle while sharing ERP services under Steria deal

Open data

Companies House eyes potential of open data

News 5 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Business registry aims to improve developer APIs and user interface as queries become free

Labour's digital review: The good and the bad

Analysis & Insight 3 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Why Labour's digital review is right about focusing on skills, and wrong about expanding the GDS

Labour 'to help local government go digital'

News 26 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah promises more digitally-skilled civil servants if party wins power

Universal Credit backup plan "non-existent", warns watchdog

News 26 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

UK government could spend an extra £2.8 billion on staff if digital service goes wrong, reveals National Audit Office report


HMRC saves £354,000 with paperless forms

News 18 Nov, 2014 Joe Curtis

iForms project will have saved 36 tonnes of paper by March

Net Neutrality: President Obama's proposal explained

News 11 Nov, 2014 Khidr Suleman

White House calls for an end to blocking and throttling of traffic


UK government putting free Wi-Fi in 1,000 buildings

News 31 Oct, 2014 Caroline Preece

The UK government is planning to turn more than 1,000 buildings into designated Wi-Fi hotspots

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