Government

Cabinet Office looks for data centre partners to handle 'top secret' information

The Cabinet Office in London
Government wants to partner with a data centre provider in a deal that could be worth £700m
18 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

People in a contract negotiation
“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

Botnet boom requires new laws to deal with it, argues US Justice Department

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US assistant attorney general demands more far-reaching laws from Congress
17 Jul 2014

What will the government's new data retention bill mean for UK businesses?

James Walsh, head of telecoms, and Liz Fitzsimons, data protection specialist at Eversheds LLP discuss the new bill's implications
17 Jul 2014

Government surveillance bill passed 438-51 in the House of Commons

Controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill passed by MPs
16 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

UK broadband not 'fit for purpose' claims Federation of Small Businesses

Massive governmental infrastructure rethink is necessary, says group
14 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

Newcastle builds £250m tech hub to deliver 400 jobs and a £20m economic boost

The Core will be first building to open in new Science Central complex
14 Jul 2014

Authorities and private firms collaborate to combat Shylock malware

Law enforcement agencies and web security firms work together to combat notorious malware
11 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014

Cameron rushes through emergency phone and internet data retention bill

“The consequences of not acting are grave,” says PM
10 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

Home Office welcomes SMEs as it bids to reset the way it works with IT suppliers

ReSET4 programme will see Home Office move away from 'large end-to-end contracts'
02 Jul 2014

Singleton to focus G-Cloud and Digital Services on 'local authority use'

G-Cloud supremo's team will visit regional centres in bid to boost uptake
02 Jul 2014

Open source in local government, and other unicorns

Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Government suppliers left in the dark on contract renewals

The government's Mystery Shopper service is being used to criticise the results of its own procurement policies.
01 Jul 2014

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT

'Encryption no longer be all and end all' says head of information assurance Jelleyman
01 Jul 2014

UK Parliament ‘has visibility’ of its data on Microsoft servers

Director of ICT, Joan Miller, suggests that Microsoft would breach contract if data was moved outside of EU
01 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Austerity? What austerity?

Austerity never comes for the outsourcing companies whose income has risen by a quarter, according to the Institute for Government
01 Jul 2014

HP and Capgemini top government suppliers' earnings list - raking in more than £1bn a year each

Whitehall Monitor finds that government continues to splash cash with big IT suppliers despite promise to move to SMEs
27 Jun 2014

BMI rolls out £2.5m Oracle PeopleSoft admin system across entire hospital network

Should complement NHS new Choose and Book rollout
26 Jun 2014

US ambassador: 'We must stop Chinese cyber crime'

Max Baucus, the United States ambassador to China, says action must be taken to prevent cyber crime originating from the country
25 Jun 2014

Is the ICO doing enough to punish data sloppiness?

With a number of organisations being let off with warnings after losing sensitive data, should the Information Commissioner's Office be taking a more hardline view, asks Danny Palmer?
25 Jun 2014