Latest Cabinet Office articles

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

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

Government suppliers left in the dark on contract renewals

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

Cabinet Office and Capita joint venture to offer cyber security training for boards and CEOs

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Axelos will charge a fee for scenario-based and 'gamification' training sessions
24 Jun 2014

Whitehall backtracks on G-Cloud with job title shift

The incessant game of musical chairs in Whitehall IT leaders' job titles continues, but suggests the government was wrong to drop all mention of the G-Cloud.
12 Jun 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

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

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

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

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

Cabinet Office completes trial of Google Apps, Evernote, Libre Office, Android and iOS devices

Staff were 'extremely reluctant' to return trial equipment, according to Cabinet Office
10 Mar 2014

Government wants to drop Microsoft Office for open source alternatives

Francis Maude says switch will result in cost savings and better collaboration
29 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

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

Foreign & Commonwealth Office awards BAE Systems Detica £40m IT contract

Five-year deal will see BAE Systems Detica manage services across 260 FCO posts around the world
08 Oct 2013

E-skills and Cyber Security Challenge bid to make cyber security appealing to students

Two new programmes set to launch this month in secondary schools
13 Sep 2013

'Data matching' trial improves electoral registration

Cabinet Office hails Individual Electoral Registration dry run as a success
12 Sep 2013

GCHQ Prism allegations to be investigated by the Intelligence and Security Committee

ISC report details higher pay for GCHQ employees and slams debate of allocating counter-terrorism budget to cyber security
10 Jul 2013

MPs 'concerned' about government’s Digital by Default strategy

Science and Technology Committee voices doubts over £1.8bn annual savings target and personal data security measures
09 Jul 2013

A quarter of government ICT procurement to involve SMEs by 2015

Francis Maude makes case for smaller businesses to take a bigger role in handling government ICT contracts
27 Jun 2013

Cybersecurity Challenge taken to the classroom

Competition to be opened up to 14- to 16-year-olds in 2,500 schools
07 Jun 2013

Cabinet Office claims procurement savings of £3.8bn - £10bn in total

Big savings generated by slashing spending on consultants and driving a hard bargain in procurement
03 Jun 2013

Number 10 is final government office to switch to GOV.UK

All 24 ministerial offices have now moved to the new portal website
30 Apr 2013

Government unveils Open Standards Board to oversee IT strategy

Ten board members to help examine low-cost and open source IT solutions for the public sector
16 Apr 2013