Public Sector IT

EU Watchdog Begins Joint Investigation Into Public Sector Cloud Use

European Data Protection Board announces co-ordinated investigation over the use of cloud-based services by public sector organisations

6 months ago

Public Sector Leaders Admit Personal Toll From Pandemic

Pure Storage study finds only 6 percent of public sector leaders admit they were extremely prepared for the Coronavirus pandemic

2 years ago

Three-Quarters Of Local Government Departments ‘Hit By Malware’

Half of local government bodies said they've been affected by ransomware in the past year, with 76 percent hit by…

5 years ago

Jisc ‘Govroam’ Aims To Simplify Public Sector Wi-Fi Connectivity

The service, which has formally launched after months of testing, automatically signs users into compatible Wi-Fi networks

5 years ago

DefCon: Hackers Find Voting Machine Security Flaws

Five voting machines, most of which are currently in use in the US, were found to be easily hackable at…

5 years ago

Government Delays Controversial Digital Tax Plans

The Making Tax Digital system will be voluntary for smaller organisations, while larger groups will only have to use it…

5 years ago

UK Government Tech Market ‘To Be Worth £20bn By 2025’

The UK is in a position to lead the world's public sector IT market due to government reforms and broad…

5 years ago

Canterbury Council To Move 85 Percent Of Services Online By 2019

Two-year, £200,000 contract with Jadu intended to create 'Amazon-like' user experience for Canterbury's 160,000 residents

5 years ago

Poll: Why Use New Technologies In The Public Sector?

Tech was absent from the 2017 General Election but how can it benefit the public sector?

5 years ago

Tech Quiz: Government & Public Sector IT

What do you know about the government's relationship with technology, the failures and great innovations?

5 years ago

Edinburgh University System Error Sends Out ‘Failed Degree’ Emails

The panic causing glitch indicates that human oversight of tech is still needed

5 years ago

Trump’s Cyber Security Executive Order Is A Good First Step

Executive Order includes efforts to modernise IT systems and protect critical infrastructure

5 years ago

Common Technology Services Head Iain Patterson Quits GDS

Patterson, who worked to help government bodies exit onerous IT contracts, is the latest to leave the Government Digital Service

5 years ago

UKCloud Targets Health Sector With New Division

The public-sector cloud provider says shifting NHS trusts, private health companies and research institutions to the cloud can boost 'appropriate'…

5 years ago

London To Get ‘Office Of Technology And Innovation’

The centralised body is intended to coordinate digital programmes across the city and promote a culture of technology preparedness

5 years ago

Trump Vows To ‘Transform’ US Government IT

The presidential administration has invited dozens of tech executives to advise the American Technology Council at a June meeting

5 years ago

Barts Health Trust Cancels Operations Due To IT Failure

A 'major' computer failure beginning on 20 April has led to a number of systems being inaccessible to clinical staff

5 years ago

Brexit ‘Forces’ Government To Automatically Renew Massive IT Contracts

The civil service has reportedly been forced to push the renegotiation of IT contracts down its list of priorities, meaning…

5 years ago

NAO: Government Digital Service ‘Struggling To Adapt’

After carrying out its initial objectives, the Cabinet Office's GDS has found it difficult to define its place in managing…

5 years ago

Munich May Ditch Linux Desktops For Windows

A proposal set for a vote this week would see council workers shifting to a Windows client with 'industry-standard' applications

5 years ago

Government Must Use AI To Cut 250,000 Jobs, Says Reform

Think tank Reform urges the use of artificial intelligence, chat bots and drones to automate everything from public-sector administration to…

6 years ago

HMRC Takes Over Government Gateway Phase-Out

HMRC said it may extend its own in-house identity verification scheme to other departments once the Government Gateway is terminated

6 years ago

GDS: Public Services Network On The Way Out As G-Cloud 9 Nears

Government cancels PSN's long-term future while announcing schedule for upcoming G-Cloud procurement framework

6 years ago

Government Blames Brexit For Digital Strategy Delay

The government said it is working with digital sectors to be able to represent their interests following the EU vote

6 years ago

MPs ‘Disappointed’ At Lack Of Government Digital Strategy

The Science and Technology Committee has criticised the continued delays to the government's long-promised digital strategy

6 years ago

Yorkshire Local Council Systems Hit By Extended Outage

The email, web and phone services of Kirklees Council were knocked offline on Boxing Day and are yet to be…

6 years ago

Labour Ridiculed For Wanting To Regulate Algorithms

Companies algorithms should be made transparent to government for industrial regulation to be effective, the party argues

6 years ago

Home Office Grants Another £26m For Police Cloud And Data Transformation

The funding is to support a cloud data-access programme, DNA database, data analytics lab and other schemes

6 years ago

San Francisco Public Transport Hit By Ransomware Attack

Passengers ride for free after ransomware shuts down Muni staff computers in San Francisco

6 years ago

‘Test Messages’ Sent To 1.2m Staff Downs NHSmail Email System

A test message mistakenly sent to the entire NHS restricted access to the email system

6 years ago