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James Brokenshire on the cyber role of the National Crime Agency

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"The NCA is leading in the fight against the most serious and organised cyber criminals," says former government security minister in an exclusive interview with Computing
14 Mar 2014

Cyber security - what does the future hold?

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Callum Sinclair, partner at law firm DLA Piper, reflects on the EU Directive for Network and Information Security - and highlights the risks in imposing more red tape on businesses
14 Mar 2014

Camden Council CIO hits out at G-Cloud complexity

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Complicated pricing, short-length contracts and unaccommodating terms and conditions need to change, says John Jackson
11 Mar 2014

Cameron pledges £45m to develop internet of things

Prime Minister tells CeBIT trade show that UK and Germany could drive a new industrial revolution
10 Mar 2014

National Audit Office set to replace Oracle ERP system in £1m tender

NAO to replace Oracle e-Business Suite system to get 'additional functionality'
07 Mar 2014

Government allocates £250m rural broadband cash

England to get the vast majority of the funds - £184m
26 Feb 2014

Is a restricted Internet our 21st century Prohibition? It’s starting in Britain

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, argues that we can't afford to stand by and allow internet freedom to be restricted by government
21 Feb 2014

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity looking for CRM software solution

Project could accommodate more than one vendor and implementation partner
21 Feb 2014

Gloucestershire County Council selects Steria for IT services contract

Five-year deal sees Council drop Capita
21 Feb 2014

Year of Code is a 'vapid PR exercise with no thought whatsoever', says resigned board member Mulqueeny

Organisers 'sidelined everyone' and 'borrowed brand kudos' while leaving experts out of the light, says Young Rewired State founder
12 Feb 2014

Is the government finally going to walk the walk with open source?

After years of talking about vendor lock-in and cutting costs, Sooraj Shah asks whether Whitehall is finally fully embracing open standards
11 Feb 2014

Government in talks with web firms to block 'extremist' web content

Move aims to block access to violent videos and would also encompass some types of pornography
10 Feb 2014

Google backs Code Club scheme to teach teachers coding

George Osborne welcomes move to teach teachers coding before it is introduced into the curriculum later this year
07 Feb 2014

Are educators ready for Michael Gove's new computing curriculum?

How smooth will the curriculum's introduction be come September?
07 Feb 2014

How three London boroughs developed a shared services strategy

'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

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

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