Government

OFT calls for improvements in public-sector ICT procurement

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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

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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

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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

Cabinet Office launches Cyber Security Challenge 'masterclass'

The event will culminate in a champion being crowned on Saturday evening
14 Mar 2014

MoD cyber crime warning to SMEs: ‘They’re out to get you’

Ministry spokesperson warns SMEs gathered at Coventry University that they're a prime target for hackers
14 Mar 2014

Cyber security - what does the future hold?

Callum Sinclair, partner at law firm DLA Piper, reflects on the EU Directive for Network and Information Security - and highlights the risks in imposing more red tape on businesses
14 Mar 2014

Attracting cyber security talent a 'challenge' for police - Cyber Crime Unit's Andy Archibald

"Within the private sector the salary packages are more attractive," Archibald tells e-Crime Congress
11 Mar 2014

Cameron pledges £45m to develop internet of things

Prime Minister tells CeBIT trade show that UK and Germany could drive a new industrial revolution
10 Mar 2014

National Audit Office set to replace Oracle ERP system in £1m tender

NAO to replace Oracle e-Business Suite system to get 'additional functionality'
07 Mar 2014

DWP CIO Andy Nelson steps down

Nelson quits after a year in post that has seen damaging revelations about IT projects associated with Universal Credit
07 Mar 2014

Between the NSA and Patriot Act, is data privacy extinct?

Sooraj Shah investigates whether firms rushing to build data centres outside the US are just wasting their time
06 Mar 2014

Security flaw left Parliament website open to hackers

'Depressing basic error' could have been used to distribute malware within parliament, reveals programmer Terence Eden
04 Mar 2014

Government allocates £250m rural broadband cash

England to get the vast majority of the funds - £184m
26 Feb 2014

Is a restricted Internet our 21st century Prohibition? It’s starting in Britain

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, argues that we can't afford to stand by and allow internet freedom to be restricted by government
21 Feb 2014

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014