Public sector

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

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

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State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes College improves BYOD network and data centre efficiency with IT revamp

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College boosts effiency by replacing data centre with Dell servers based on Intel processors
27 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

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

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

NHS shifts from ill-fated Spine to Spine 2

HSCIC says core services and messaging moved to new infrastructure in phases
27 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

UK government must pay Raytheon £220m in compensation after e-Borders cancellation

Termination of £650m programme 'flawed', finds tribunal
19 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

Case study: How Homerton Hospital saved 90 per cent on storage hardware by shifting from NPfIT for clinical imaging

Hospitals across the UK are ditching NPfIT for image archiving - with Homerton cutting storage hardware costs from £50,000 to £5,000 in the process
13 Aug 2014

Home Office selects Thales for biometric identity project

Two-year £3.8m deal will see Thales deliver Biometric Residency Permits for non-EU nationals
13 Aug 2014

NHS set to save millions as botched NPfIT storage deals come to an end

NPfIT contracts forced hospitals to pay over the odds for out-of-date storage technology
13 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Theft, breaches and ICO warnings: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

CIOs should be watching their backs after a particularly cybercrime-riddled seven days in IT
08 Aug 2014

New Ministry of Defence CIO outlines transformation plans

MoD CIO Mike Stone warns that IT transformation 'won't happen overnight'
08 Aug 2014

BBC CIO Linwood unfairly dismissed, employment tribunal rules

BBC showed a 'cavalier disregard' for disciplinary procedures
07 Aug 2014

Chancellor's Bitcoin viability study hopes to 'cement Britain's position' in global finance

Or is the Chancellor George Osborne just trying to look cool?
07 Aug 2014

Met Police selects Lockheed Martin for command-and-control system upgrade

£90m deal is the first major refresh to the Met's command-and-control systems for 30 years
07 Aug 2014

US Homeland Security contractor victim of 'state-sponsored' cyber attack

Information about government employees may have been stolen by hackers
07 Aug 2014

ICO issues warning to law firms following string of data breaches

ICO issues warning following 15 security breaches at law firms in the past three months
06 Aug 2014

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

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

CISOs ‘will take a keen interest in’ GCHQ-certified MSc cyber security courses

Candidates may be better differentiated in order to close cyber security skills gap, according to recruitment firm
01 Aug 2014

BlackBerry, Apple, Windows 8 and government IT disasters: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

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01 Aug 2014