Public Sector

TechUK calls for clarity over Gov’s IT procurement strategy

News 3 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trade body criticises GDS’s decision to condemn tower model without consultation

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

Reddit vows to take down revenge porn posts

News 25 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Social forum will pull nude pictures if victims say they were posted without consent

UK

Ordnance Survey opens up map data in digital innovation boost

News 24 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

OpenMaps will allow people to dig into detailed location and mapping data, creating better apps

Security flaw

Jamie Oliver's website now confirmed malware-free

News 19 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Malicious exploit problem has now been fixed

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

Judge

Home Office avoids £224m payout over Raytheon e-Borders deal

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

High Court orders US defence firm’s claim of unlawful contract termination to be heard by new tribunal

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

Amazon delivery drones grounded by FAA's new aviation rules

News 16 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

FAA says drones can’t fly at night, and must be within sight of their operators at all times

Cyber security

Whitehall to hire 50 cyber security apprentices

News 13 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new recruits will learn incident response, risk management and digital forensics skills

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

Cameron's pledge to ban encryption "catastrophic" for exports

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ed Vaizey urges tech industry to meet government halfway on encryption issue

Home Office publishes hacking guidelines for spooks

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

MI5 and MI6’s hacking practices made public as government opens consultation on spying

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