Government IT Strategy

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


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

Houses of Parliament

No proof SMBs benefit from goverment's "disappointing" efforts to pay faster

News 9 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

National Audit Office warns Whitehall it must improve on pledge to help small suppliers

Public sector IT projects ‘doomed to break budgets’

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Study praises Whitehall’s website platform


Government to collect £22bn debts with data analytics

News 22 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Whitehall’s partnership with TDX Group will help it determine people’s abilities to pay back cash

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