Latest Francis Maude articles

Government: 'We want more people to develop cyber security skills'

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Government knows more needs to be done to ensure UK citizens and businesses are protected against cyber crime
12 Dec 2014

'We've saved more than £14bn over the last year,' claims government CTO Liam Maxwell

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Government CTO claims multi-billion pound savings as a result of reforms in IT procurement and spending
31 Oct 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

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Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 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

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

HP and Capgemini top government suppliers' earnings list - raking in more than £1bn a year each

Whitehall Monitor finds that government continues to splash cash with big IT suppliers despite promise to move to SMEs
27 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 wants to drop Microsoft Office for open source alternatives

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

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

'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