Public sector

US Department of Defense approves use of Android devices in Pentagon, despite security fears

Samsung Galaxy S4
Five Samsung devices added to list of approved products, despite previous concerns about security vulnerabilities of Google OS
09 Jun 2014

Europol cybercrime head: International public-private collaboration 'the one true way' to stop cyber criminals

Cyber crime key on keyboard
Paul Gillen, head of operations for Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, tells Computing that the likes of Operation Tovar can only be successful if they're international in scope
09 Jun 2014

Councils are not ‘wasting millions’ by ignoring G-Cloud, claims Socitm

Money tap
Socitm hits back at Bull Information Systems' suggestion that G-Cloud is always the most cost-effective option
06 Jun 2014

Government launches Cyber Essentials Scheme

CESG and CREST to work together to vet public-sector suppliers
05 Jun 2014

North-eastern promise: an interview with Durham County Council's head of ICT

In an area with above average unemployment, how can ICT be used to better serve the public and enrich their futures? Durham County Council head of IT services Phil Jackman is rising to this challenge
04 Jun 2014

NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

Estonian plan for 'data embassies' overseas to back up government databases

Data-hosting plan driven by fear of Russian invasion or cyber attack
30 May 2014

Security experts' surprise over report claiming healthcare 'lags behind' in cyber security

Mimecast and Trustwave question claims made in report by risk start-up BitSight
29 May 2014

SMEs receive just 30 per cent of government's £2.3m Digital Services framework spend

Framework was developed to give government easy access to suppliers of "all sizes"
29 May 2014

Taking tablets: an interview with South Devon NHS Trust IT operations manager David Hayes

Hayes tells Computing how the South Devon NHS is embracing the mobile revolution to improve patient care
29 May 2014

Atos to acquire Bull in all-French €620m deal

Atos to buy Bull to beef-up its presence in France and computer security
27 May 2014

Computing Refresh: Salesforce invades UK, eBay hacked, and Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 3

Salesforce sets up shop in London, eBay reveals three-month old customer data hack, and Microsoft launches a 'laptop beater'.
23 May 2014

NHS e-Referral service will ‘operate at 20 per cent of Choose and Book costs’

Delivery costs of new service will be significantly lower than the dumped £356m system that preceded it, says NHS England
23 May 2014

Dubai Police to trial Google Glass

Wearable devices to be tested by traffic cops
21 May 2014

"I want to hear teachers saying get your mobiles out, not put them away"

South Staffordshire College director of strategy and infrastructure Jamie Smith tells Computing how the college is improving learning through BYOD
21 May 2014

Half of UK citizens say they do not trust NHS with personal data

Yet another smack in the face for NHS England's care.data programme
20 May 2014

China bans government use of Windows 8

Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

Wakefield Council issues tender for back-office management system

Four-year contract worth up to £1.4m
19 May 2014

German government will no longer deal with companies who give data to NSA

Meanwhile, Harvard and MIT students devise 'NSA-proof' email service
19 May 2014

London first UK region to be fully connected to PSN

All 33 boroughs have migrated to government's Public Services Network
19 May 2014

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

NHS e-Referral service will 'build on success' of dumped £356m Choose and Book system

Agile and open technologies will be used for new e-referral system, says NHS England
14 May 2014

Francis Maude claims G-Cloud procurement spend now over £175m

Cabinet Office minister tells Public Sector Show that over half of sales are going to SMEs.
14 May 2014