Government IT Strategy

UK proposes national startup fund to mitigate Brexit risk
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
Facebook launches UK initiative to tackle online hate speech
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Facebook launches UK initiative to tackle online hate speech

The Online Civil Courage Initiative will help organisations fight extremist content
23 Jun 2017
Queen's Speech: IT industry reacts to tech pledges
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Queen's Speech: IT industry reacts to tech pledges

Firms address the Tories' data protection and digital charter aims
21 Jun 2017
Minority Tory gov 'may step back' from risky IT projects
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Minority Tory gov 'may step back' from risky IT projects

Analysts look at the future of digital transformation in Whitehall
20 Jun 2017
BCS urges action over falling Computing GCSE numbers
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BCS urges action over falling Computing GCSE numbers

Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton accuses government of being “asleep at the wheel”
19 Jun 2017
Theresa May set to continue with encryption crackdown
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IT regulation

Theresa May set to continue with encryption crackdown

PM pledges to push forward with controversial measures in minority government
12 Jun 2017
Sadiq Khan pledges to solve urban challenges with Big Data
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Sadiq Khan pledges to solve urban challenges with Big Data

Mayor opens London Tech Week 2017
12 Jun 2017
Government 'to push through spy powers after election'
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Government 'to push through spy powers after election'

Report - Tories will seek stronger spy powers immediately upon an election victory
24 May 2017
What the election manifestos promise for tech
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What the election manifestos promise for tech

Here's what the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have planned for technology
22 May 2017
How the Department for Education upskilled IT staff
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How the Department for Education upskilled IT staff

Mobility strategy has reduced waste and improved flexibility
28 Apr 2017
Government promises £93m funding for AI over next four years
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Government promises £93m funding for AI over next four years

£38m funding also planned for driverless car tech
24 Apr 2017
DDoS attack 'may have crashed Brexit voting site'
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DDoS attack 'may have crashed Brexit voting site'

Committee warns against cyber interference in aftermath of EU referendum vote
12 Apr 2017
NAO questions GDS's digital transformation credentials
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digital transformation

NAO questions GDS's digital transformation credentials

GDS has struggled to adapt to its new support role, NAO finds
30 Mar 2017
The government needs to abandon its war on WhatsApp
Security

The government needs to abandon its war on WhatsApp

Encryption might seem like an easy target, but mess with it at your peril
27 Mar 2017
Tech reaction: Amber Rudd, encryption backdoors won't work
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Tech reaction: Amber Rudd, encryption backdoors won't work

Experts warn that banning encryption leaves UK open to hackers
27 Mar 2017
Amber Rudd demands access to WhatsApp encrypted messages
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Amber Rudd demands access to WhatsApp encrypted messages

Home Secretary calls secure messages a "place to hide" for terrorists
27 Mar 2017
France withdraws electronic vote over hacking fears
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France withdraws electronic vote over hacking fears

Cyber attack risk means French expatriates can't vote online in parliamentary elections
14 Mar 2017
Big Data surveillance 'risks public's privacy'
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Big Data surveillance 'risks public's privacy'

Commissioner looks to limit use of CCTV
14 Mar 2017
DeepMind discusses AI with the National Grid
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DeepMind discusses AI with the National Grid

Talks centre on how AI could manage the UK's energy supply
13 Mar 2017