Government IT Strategy

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
The Huawei logo glowing in a darkened room
Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

The UK's decision to drop the Chinese firm from 5G networks was largely based on its competence
17 Nov 2020
TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs
identity and access management (IAM)

TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs

DCMS' call for action is not a "proper response", says ex-Labour MP Chuck Umunna
4 Sep 2020
FBI issues warrant for Texas shooter's iPhone data
News

FBI issues warrant for Texas shooter's iPhone data

Apple ordered to provide iCloud information related to gunman's iPhone SE - reports
20 Nov 2017
Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis
public sector

Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis

Government broadband and fibre pledges are 'illogical'
17 Nov 2017
PM reveals fresh investments in "thriving" tech sector
Business strategy

PM reveals fresh investments in "thriving" tech sector

Tier 1 visas will double, as Tech City UK gets national remit
15 Nov 2017
Royal Society advocates action over computing GCSEs
News

Royal Society advocates action over computing GCSEs

UK government must co-ordinate with industry to tackle tech skills education, says report
10 Nov 2017
London will house a cybercrime court complex
Cyber crime
News

London will house a cybercrime court complex

The court will also help the Court and Tribunal Service move to digitised channels
10 Oct 2017
White House launches investigation into personal emails
public sector

White House launches investigation into personal emails

Senate Intelligence Committee rebukes Kushner for omitting private account
29 Sep 2017
Gov appoints two women, three men to technology council
News

Gov appoints two women, three men to technology council

Female research pioneers Professor Joyce Tait and Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser join council
19 Sep 2017
Former GDS head says government-as-a-platform is 'dead'
Francis Maude
Business strategy

Former GDS head says government-as-a-platform is 'dead'

GDS's digital transformation efforts are being 'sidelined' by the Civil Service
15 Sep 2017
UK to re-invest £645m into 'superfast' broadband rollout
broadband

UK to re-invest £645m into 'superfast' broadband rollout

£465 million was recovered from contract clauses with BT
11 Sep 2017
UK gov departments to share people's digital records
Airport arrival area
News

UK gov departments to share people's digital records

Employers will also be able to check an individual's status - report
11 Sep 2017
EU investing in technology to combat cyber attacks
Security

EU investing in technology to combat cyber attacks

The European Commission will release a report later in the year outlining its plans
8 Sep 2017
Apple defends net neutrality in open letter to FCC
IT regulation

Apple defends net neutrality in open letter to FCC

These are the first comments released by the company on the debate
1 Sep 2017
Government spends over £1bn with digital SMBs
Government
public sector

Government spends over £1bn with digital SMBs

It has saved £725 million of taxpayer cash by using smaller businesses to provide its IT services
25 Aug 2017
Sadiq Khan appoints London's first ever CDO
chief information officer (CIO)

Sadiq Khan appoints London's first ever CDO

Theo Blackwell will be responsible for upgrading public services technology
25 Aug 2017
Government offers £4.6 million for facial-recognition system
public sector

Government offers £4.6 million for facial-recognition system

Putting your taxpayer money where your mouth is
18 Aug 2017
UK proposes national startup fund to mitigate Brexit risk
Brexit
News

UK proposes national startup fund to mitigate Brexit risk

The National Investment Fund also aims to close a £4bn funding gap between US and UK firms
2 Aug 2017
Gov aims to train 6,000 teenagers in cyber security
Security

Gov aims to train 6,000 teenagers in cyber security

DCMS's £20 million scheme starts this autumn
24 Jul 2017
NHS gets £21m to boost cyber defences after WannaCry
malware

NHS gets £21m to boost cyber defences after WannaCry

Government funding comes hand-in-hand with stricter data security measures
13 Jul 2017
UK government offers £16m 5G research fund for 2018 trials
News

UK government offers £16m 5G research fund for 2018 trials

Three universities will share the cash to help develop test networks
7 Jul 2017
UK gov IT spending 'could pivot back to large IT firms'
Government
News

UK gov IT spending 'could pivot back to large IT firms'

UK gov tech market will hit £20 billion by 2025, predicts report
4 Jul 2017
Laptop ban lifted on flights from Abu Dhabi to the US
News

Laptop ban lifted on flights from Abu Dhabi to the US

Passengers will now be allowed to have their laptops with them in the plane cabin
3 Jul 2017