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Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

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ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed bug

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No parts of the US government were aware of OpenSSL flaw, claims the White House
14 Apr 2014

MPs label BBC's Digital Media Initiative a "complete failure"

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Public Accounts Committee says BBC "was far too complacent about the high risks involved" in £100m IT project
10 Apr 2014

Wales is botching its £425m superfast broadband rollout, says former BT head

Welsh government should have marketed it better, says John Davies
09 Apr 2014

Government should use big data like Google and Amazon to tailor services, says Cabinet Office's Paul Maltby

Analyse social media to find out opinions without turning to thinktanks, he tells Computing
04 Apr 2014

Director of Parliamentary ICT Joan Miller set to retire

Miller has been working at PICT for nearly nine years
04 Apr 2014

Government's digital by default strategy in jeopardy because it "doesn't get it"

Mark Thompson tells EMC and Policy Exchange roundtable "we're being badly governed by our digital masters"
04 Apr 2014

MPs slam government for allowing BT rural broadband 'monopoly'

"The government has failed to deliver meaningful competition in the procurement of its £1.2bn rural broadband programme," says Margaret Hodge MP
01 Apr 2014

Foreign & Commonwealth Office awards Capgemini £6.3m ERP contract

Yet another government contract for Capgemini sees it oversee upgrades of finance, procurement, projects, HR and payroll function
01 Apr 2014

Putting digital first: An interview with Camden Council CIO John Jackson

Jackson tells Computing how the council’s digital strategy is changing the way its staff work
31 Mar 2014

Government launches Computer Emergency Response Team to fight cyber crime threat

Delayed CERT-UK will coordinate with industry to protect against computer crime and state-sponsored cyber espionage
31 Mar 2014

Tackling the challenge of attracting cyber security talent to the public sector

Danny Palmer examines what the public sector can do to attract top cyber security talent when competing against the higher salaries offered by private firms
28 Mar 2014

OFT calls for improvements in public-sector ICT procurement

OFT believes more can be done to increase competition for contracts
26 Mar 2014

Revolution in Parliament: BYOD and cloud reaches the corridors of power

Joan Miller, director of Parliamentary ICT, reveals how MPs and Lords are going mobile, while migrating to cloud services
26 Mar 2014

Obama to ask Congress to end NSA bulk data collection

Administration will also seek the NSA to hold onto call data for only 18 months, as opposed to the current five years
26 Mar 2014

'Cloud doesn’t exist where broadband doesn’t exist,' says Essex CIO

David Wilde tells Think Cloud for Government event that more infrastructure needed to support cloud in rural areas
25 Mar 2014

Government digital strategy liberates public sector IT personnel from 'fixing BlackBerrys', CTO

Government CTO Liam Maxwell tells Think Cloud conference that reforms have allowed staff to focus on "mission IT"
25 Mar 2014

Businesses should have to report cyber attacks, says shadow defence secretary

"Serious questions need to be asked about the nature of the cyber threat facing the UK" says Labour's Vernon Coaker
24 Mar 2014

China "extremely concerned" over reports NSA spied on Huawei

US intelligence agency spied on telecoms firm to determine links to Chinese government
24 Mar 2014

Syrian hackers allege FBI pays Microsoft hundreds of thousands to access customer data

SEA reckons taxpayers are unwittingly funding government snooping operation
21 Mar 2014

Osborne uses Budget to announce Alan Turing Institute for big data research

"The Alan Turning Institute to ensure Britain leads the way again in the use of big data and algorithm research," announced Osborne
20 Mar 2014

Less than a third of Cyber Security Challenge finalists have found a job in cyber security

Cabinet Office says that 'almost a third of face 2 face and masterclass contestants find a career in IT security'
18 Mar 2014

Sale of postcode database was ‘a mistake’, say MPs

Public Accounts Committee says Postcode Address File was included in sale of Royal Mail to "boost the share price at flotation"
18 Mar 2014

James Brokenshire on the cyber role of the National Crime Agency

"The NCA is leading in the fight against the most serious and organised cyber criminals," says former government security minister in an exclusive interview with Computing
14 Mar 2014