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How three London boroughs developed a shared services strategy

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'Shared services' is the future of local government. And Westminster City Council and its neighbouring boroughs are leading the way. CIO Ben Goward talks to Graeme Burton about how it is working out
07 Feb 2014

Web firms welcome Cable's comments on cyber security, but say more needs to be done

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Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills met with industry to discuss protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack
05 Feb 2014

Cheshire councils looking for ITSM software system

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Councils want to replace old software which will no longer be supported after July 2014
30 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

FBI claims it cloned Tor Mail mail server and mailboxes in 2013

Court filing reveals archive copies of entire anonymous mail service made
28 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

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board says surveillance scheme should end
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Recent UK ICT education like “teaching children to send a telex or travel in zeppelin” says Gove

Previous ICT resources were “creaking into obsolescence” for years, says Education Minister
23 Jan 2014

Government investment in cyber security awareness "just not enough"

Ernst & Young's Mark Brown says government is going in right direction but needs to try harder with cyber security campaigns
22 Jan 2014

China announces its own phone operating system

China looks to attack the dominance of Google and Apple - but is the new OS all it seems?
17 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

'BYOD revolution happening and we can't stop it,' says Camden Council

John Jackson, CIO at the London Borough of Camden, told Government ICT 2014 how Camden has embraced agile working
15 Jan 2014

Changing public sector IT suppliers should be more like 'uSwitch for government' says digital COO

Tony Singleton says it needs to be much easier to pick the right supplier for the job in Government ICT 2014 keynote
14 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 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

FireEye acquires cyber incident response firm Mandiant for $1bn

Mandiant has been been a partner of FireEye's since April 2012
03 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

Post Office seeks back office and network suppliers in £200m contracts

Company wants a 'scalable and flexible' back office solution to allow it to 'grow with customer needs'
24 Dec 2013

Government advises public sector organisations on cloud services

Document intended to help organisations consider security features of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
23 Dec 2013

HM Treasury prepares for ICT 2015 programme with £255m tender

Tender is for core IT services, printing, mobile and wireless services
20 Dec 2013

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013