Latest Francis Maude articles

Government wants to drop Microsoft Office for open source alternatives

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Francis Maude says switch will result in cost savings and better collaboration
29 Jan 2014

Government claims it has “drawn the line” on wasteful IT contracts

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Government has to adhere to 'red lines' in order for taxpayers to get better value for money
24 Jan 2014

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

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'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

Government is making progress with big suppliers, claims Maude

Maude declines to comment on the Universal Credit debacle, but says GDS is involved in the long-term solution
11 Dec 2013

Francis Maude: ‘We’ve gone from being crap at digital to becoming a world leader’

Criticism of Obamacare and New Zealand's use of GOV.UK open source code proves that UK is a leader, claims Maude
10 Dec 2013

Digital Services Framework could enable 70 'new' firms to secure central government contracts

183 suppliers in total that can secure contracts - 84 per cent of which are SMEs
12 Nov 2013

Francis Maude hails G-Cloud as it expands to over 1,000 suppliers

Francis Maude praises SMEs for being vast majority of suppliers on government digital store
30 Oct 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

Top 10 public sector stories of 2013 so far

Computing looks back at the most important public sector stories of the past six months
13 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

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Francis Maude welcome new OGP members

Eight new countries join scheme designed to promote transparency in government data
25 Apr 2013

UK’s investment in cyber security is not embarrassing - £650m is enough, claims security director

'We should applaud the government for its work,' says Thales UK’s Ross Parsell
17 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

Cabinet Office website switches to gov.uk

Eleven government departments have now been moved to the new umbrella platform
21 Feb 2013

UK and India to sign cybercrime deal

Prime minister David Cameron wants to strike deal to safeguard Britons' data on Indian servers
19 Feb 2013

UK desperately short of skills needed to combat cyber threats

NAO review suggests it could take up to 20 years to build up the necessary expertise
12 Feb 2013

UK to set 'worldwide standard for digital delivery', says Maude

Cabinet Office minister argues other governments will aspire to the UK's digital by default delivery of public services
23 Jan 2013

Government to spend £8m to increase benefits of open data for businesses

Up to £25,000 up for grabs to encourage start-ups to take up opportunities arising from open data
12 Dec 2012

First departmental websites migrate to Gov.uk

Government says single domain will save taxpayer at least £50m per year
15 Nov 2012

Open Standards Principles now compulsory across government

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude says principles mean more open, cheaper and better connected government
02 Nov 2012

Gov.uk launches, with a claimed £70m annual cost saving

Launch forms key part of Digital by Default agenda
17 Oct 2012