Government IT Strategy

Money

Whitehall beats 25% SMB spend target, but direct spending declines

News 25 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Supplier and expert claim large suppliers still dominate, with most SMB spend going through them

Data centre

DWP extends HP hosting deal under Accord contract

News 19 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Department is experiencing issues transitioning IT to another hosting service, analyst claims

Big IT suppliers 'should reveal diversity data in public sector bids'

News 18 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Suppliers should submit data on staff gender ratios when bidding on government contracts, says women in enterprise ambassador

Money

UK government "wastes" £100m on cancelled IT projects

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

TaxPayers’ Alliance figures reveal Ministry of Justice as biggest waster in 2013/14

Appoint tech minister to drive digital UK, say Lords

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

House of Lords Digital Skills Committee warns that 10% of UK workforce must have top digital skills by 2020

UK government kicks-off Universal Credit roll out

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Government’s welfare IT system ‘to reach 150 job centres by April’

eBay sign

Report calls for ‘eBay-style’ online courts for small claims

News 16 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

HM Courts & Tribunals Service could create a website for minor civil claims

Government

Atos makes “opportunistic” grab for GaaP on G-Cloud

News 12 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Could Big IT outsourcer play part in Government-as-a-Platform?

Government woos US tech giants to set up shop in UK

News 12 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Digital advisor Joanna Shields hopes HQ-UK's red carpet service will overcome tax qualms

Free train Wi-Fi for all from 2017

News 12 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The £48m project could see 75% of train journeys made on Wi-Fi enabled trains in two years' time

Government

UK government outlines "one digital platform" vision for local councils

News 11 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ed Vaizey suggests one digital platform to rule them all in local government

Francis Maude

Government-as-a-Platform: What it means for public sector IT procurement

News 4 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall sets out plans to prototype three common IT platforms to improve public services

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude to step down in May

News 2 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Digital chief will not run in next general election

Gov.uk Verify 'needs more data sources for wider adoption'

News 30 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cabinet Office extends identity assurance scheme trial, plans to include more datasets

GDS urged to tackle bigger IT projects

News 29 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Labour says Whitehall’s digital strategy shys away from most necessary digital challenges

PSN ‘must not prioritise Whitehall’

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

New CTO also advocates encrypted internet connections for PSN customers

MoD signs security vetting deal with CGI

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Four-year contract will see CGI provide software to process security clearance applications for civil servants

Government

Election 2015: Too many tech failures for the incumbent to win?

Analysis & Insight 14 Jan, 2015 Derek du Preez

Progress report: The UK government's digital ambitions

Gov urged to establish 'Office of Data Responsibility'

News 13 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Individuals should also have virtual vaults, says head of think tank

Cabinet Office seeks CDO to lead “mini-GDS”

News 12 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall wants digital chief to drive internal IT change and external digital services

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