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Co-op digital chief Mike Bracken quits to focus on digital government consultancy
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:15:24 EDT
The former GDS chief is leaving the Co-op to work on advising governments around the world on their digital strategy

One year on and one week in - what does Brexit mean for tech?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:45:37 EDT
A good Brexit deal for the UK will rely on getting a good deal for the UK tech sector

Russian hackers traded thousands of UK officials’ credentials
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:26:13 EDT
Login credentials of tens of thousands of UK officials were traded online after a 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, an investigation has revealed

Some government departments lost up to 40% of IT contractors after IR35 changes
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:15:27 EDT
Differing approaches to IR35 tax reforms meant some Whitehall teams were harder hit than others by the changes introduced in April 2017

How the public sector can use AI to streamline digital services
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:30:34 EDT
Chatbots have the potential to reduce the load on contact centres. A recent Capita workshop explored the impact of this and other emerging technology

Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:30:03 EDT
Russian hackers targeted voting systems in nearly 50% of states in the 2016 US presidential election, officials have revealed in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

MEPs propose ban on encryption backdoors
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:50:31 EDT
A European parliamentary committee has proposed a ban on backdoors that allow governments to access encrypted communications

Three fined £1.9m over emergency communications failure
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:15:18 EDT
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has hit mobile operator Three with a £1.9m fine after a loss of service left customers unable to contact the emergency services

BT introduces customer-facing CIO roles
Thu, 8 Jun 2017 10:45:06 EDT
As part of its overhaul in terms of how it serves its largest clients, BT has set up a team of internal CIOs to speak for enterprise and public sector customers within the wider group

NHS loses digital director Beverley Bryant to private sector
Thu, 1 Jun 2017 05:27:24 EDT
The director of digital transformation at NHS Digital has led several key technology programmes in the health service, but is moving to work for a supplier

Benefits of 5G innovation may outweigh costs for NHS, says top surgeon
Wed, 31 May 2017 11:21:12 EDT
The advent of 5G mobile networking could enable new modes of clinical practice that will help bring costs down for the cash-starved NHS

WannaCry biggest incident to date for National Cyber Security Centre
Thu, 18 May 2017 05:00:52 EDT
The WannaCry ransomware attack that started on 12 May 2017 is the biggest single incident that the new UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has faced

The UK’s new mayors must think digital
Wed, 17 May 2017 05:15:42 EDT
The election of new mayors in devolved regions offers an opportunity to advance digital transformation of local public services

Ransomware: Protect yourself with good backup and cloud policies
Tue, 16 May 2017 07:09:17 EDT
More ransomware attacks are likely. The best way to protect against them is to have up-to-date in-house backups and to ensure cloud backups are adequately protected and available

Locked in by choice: Why Munich is dropping open source for Microsoft
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT
Munich has saved €11m by moving to open source. Now, in a move seen as highly political, lord mayor Dieter Reiter is planning a return to Microsoft

NHS hospitals hit in global ransomware attack
Fri, 12 May 2017 11:47:47 EDT
Hospitals across England are reporting problems with IT systems that are affecting healthcare treatment, caused by what could be a global ransomware campaign enabled by a leaked NSA exploit

Mixed reaction to Trump’s cyber security executive order
Fri, 12 May 2017 06:45:02 EDT
The latest US presidential executive order on cyber security has been met mainly with praise, but critics say there is nothing really new and takes no decisive action

Ex-government privacy advisor calls for 'fundamental review' of Gov.uk Verify identity scheme
Fri, 5 May 2017 06:40:57 EDT
Former Cabinet Office privacy group co-chair says the Verify identity assurance programme needs 'honest and fundamental reset'

Gov.uk Verify and identity assurance - it's time for a rethink
Fri, 5 May 2017 06:30:57 EDT
The government's Verify identity platform is not meeting user needs - it's time to step back and review how best to make online identity for public services work

How government can use digital procurement to spend its way out of Brexit troubles
Wed, 3 May 2017 06:00:28 EDT
Better use of the government's purchasing power could help to boost sectors, such as technology, likely to be affected by Brexit

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