Government

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in St Petersburg
70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

London Westminster City Council introduces smart parking system

Modec electric vehicles driving past Parliament and Big Ben
System will direct drivers to vacant spaces and allow the council to implement more flexible pricing policies
16 Jan 2014

'BYOD revolution happening and we can't stop it,' says Camden Council

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John Jackson, CIO at the London Borough of Camden, told Government ICT 2014 how Camden has embraced agile working
15 Jan 2014

Changing public sector IT suppliers should be more like 'uSwitch for government' says digital COO

Tony Singleton says it needs to be much easier to pick the right supplier for the job in Government ICT 2014 keynote
14 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 Jan 2014

'Significant changes' at Target following hack, as UK government launches 'cyber streetwise' campaign

Government campaign to raise awareness of cyber issues comes after Target CEO speaks out about attack
13 Jan 2014

Smart meters: an IT disaster waiting to happen?

Smart meters are finally ready to roll out across the UK. But is the selected system ‘the next major government IT disaster’?
10 Jan 2014

Over 1,000 DWP staff taken to task for benefits record snooping

FOI request reveals computer misuse at Department for Work and Pensions
10 Jan 2014

Maude claims UK will be G8's 'most digital government' by 2015

'There are still challenges but with the help of the Government Digital Service I am determined that the UK will be the G8's most digital government by next year'
09 Jan 2014

Further delays to Universal Credit expected after DWP and GDS spat

Francis Maude pulls out GDS IT staff after disagreements between Department for Work and Pensions and Cabinet Office
08 Jan 2014

The ‘IT skills gap’ – a genuine problem or just scaremongering?

Is UK plc scaremongering the government into relaxing visa restrictions?
05 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 Jan 2014

How big data is foiling fraud

Authorities on either side of the Atlantic are using analytics to fight fraud. Danny Palmer examines how, through the use of big data, governments are saving billions
27 Dec 2013

DWP outlines ICT savings targets in commercial strategy

Government department hopes to increase spend with SMEs by 25 per cent by March 2015
23 Dec 2013

Government advises public sector organisations on cloud services

Document intended to help organisations consider security features of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
23 Dec 2013

GCHQ and NSA spied on charities, allies, and an EU official

US and UK spy agencies worked together to monitor a list of surveillance targets in more than 60 countries
20 Dec 2013

Nine in 10 local councils have made no G-Cloud procurements

Survey by Six Degrees group suggests G-Cloud struggling for momentum outside Whitehall
20 Dec 2013

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013

HMRC warned over real-time information system disaster recovery

MPs urge HMRC to address disaster recovery in new real-time information PAYE system
19 Dec 2013

White House report recommends reducing NSA surveillance powers

Mass phone records shouldn't be kept, suggests report into NSA surveillance
19 Dec 2013

"Superfast broadband" expands to 5,000 more rural premises

Maria Miller hails "Super Switch-on Day" for rural broadband
18 Dec 2013

GCHQ to keep a closer eye on Huawei

Government's spy agency to work closely with Chinese firm amid fears that it is spying on the UK
18 Dec 2013