‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications
Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety
Public sector organisations have been told they still have to meet the common Public Sector Network assurance standards while work is carried out to move away from the network.
Individual councils could save up to £80m on IT spend alone over the next decade by adopting common platforms like GOV.UK Verify, according to government estimates.
The chief executive of the civil service has said that the now scrapped NHS patient data-sharing programme Care.data was a “misstep” that put efforts to increase government data sharing back.
The Crown Commercial Service has said that it does not make financial sense for Vodafone or the government to unbundle core services provided by the company through the Government Secure Intranet Convergence Framework.
Whitehall must change its hierarchical workforce mentality and embrace technology, says Reform think tank
The public sector needs to use technology to reform its workforce by disrupting hierarchies, adopting new recruitment processes and automating administrative roles, a think tank has said.
The Public Services Network adds unnecessary complications to providing digital services and will be abandoned, according to the Government Digital Service.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
Less than half of UK local authorities’ websites have good or very good information for people planning to carry out a building project – and some are using web pages as a “hard sell” for council services, a survey has said.
The contract for BT’s network for integrated voice and data communications across Surrey and Berkshire has been extended until 2021, as Surrey County Council claims it is on track to save £3.5m.
Soctim, the body that represents public service ICT professionals, has announced which digital services it will review in the next round of its survey of councils’ online performance.
Public sector bodies using the Government Secure Intranet Convergence Framework have been told to move quickly to find and procure new services, before the contractual cover for existing services expires.
Surrey and Borders Partners NHS Trust has launched a £5m trial of Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with dementia.
The replacement public services network (PSN) network services framework appears to be more popular than its predecessor, according to industry body Innopsis.
The Government Digital Service plans to update its Technology Code of Practice to encourage a more adaptive and innovative approach to technology use in government.
The information security arm of GCHQ, CESG, has launched a competition for public authorities to trial Windows 10 technologies that are under-used in the public sector
North Lanarkshire Council has joined the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN).
Some rural areas are in danger of falling into a digital “twilight zone” according to the Local Government Association.
Mark Smith has been promoted to lead the government's high-performance digital network for public-sector organisations, the Public Services Network.
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