Latest Cabinet Office articles

Government hires Magnus Falk as its first deputy CTO as Whitehall IT shake-up gathers pace

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Former Credit Suisse CIO to take up deputy CTO mantle in Cabinet Office, reporting to Liam Maxwell
28 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Two per cent of electorate register to vote online, government congratulates itself

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Digital reform still sees government sending out letters confirming online registration
27 Aug 2014

Government plans to link state databases - and share the data with private sector

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Cabinet Office 'Data Sharing Policy Team' wants databases linked across government to 'assist growth and prevent crime'
04 Aug 2014

Government ‘loses £700m legal battle with Fujitsu’ over failed NHS IT project

2008 sacking from NPfIT could leave NHS with biggest payout in its 60-year history
28 Jul 2014

Francis Maude: 'If it can be done online, it should only be done online'

Cabinet Office Minister says online public services should be the only option in order to improve efficiency and save money
24 Jul 2014

Cabinet Office looks for data centre partners to handle 'top secret' information

Government wants to partner with a data centre provider in a deal that could be worth £700m
18 Jul 2014

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

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

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

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