Public sector

'There's perfectly good stuff going on, but it's not joined up' says chair of Lords Digital Skills Committee after Vaizey grilling

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Morgan finds Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy's evidence on ICT, competitiveness and skills in the UK 'constructive, but predictable'
20 Nov 2014

Government CTO Liam Maxwell recruits army of senior IT leaders to manage new contracts

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Public sector hiring IT specialists to bring lost IT skills back in-house, says Maxwell
20 Nov 2014

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

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Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 Nov 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

How BroadReach is using analytics to improve healthcare in Africa

Tibco Spotfire-based system enables decision makers to integrate health and census data to identify poorly performing clinics
14 Nov 2014

University of Sunderland looking for new attendance monitoring solution

New system replaces paper-based solution and needs to be UKVI compliant
13 Nov 2014

Scottish government aims to establish Digital and Technology Services framework

Estimated value for entire duration of the framework could be between £30m and £75m
12 Nov 2014

ICO to examine data protection and privacy implications of connected medical devices

ICO interest in medical devices precedes further EU regulation under new Data Protection Directive
10 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

GCHQ admits to spying on 'legally privileged communications' in sensitive legal cases

Disclosures ordered by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal reveal extent of snooping into communications in cases brought against the state
07 Nov 2014

Government 'has pimped out its front-end, but it has not changed its legacy engines', claims former HMRC CIO

Reliance on legacy systems will see government departments falter, says Phil Pavitt
05 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 Nov 2014

West Yorkshire Police to equip 7,000 officers with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones

Deployment of mobile devices across the force designed to let police spend more time on the front line
03 Nov 2014

Backbytes: Big Brother is watching what you eat

Apple iBeacons to be used by US Department of Health to harass staff into healthier eating.
01 Nov 2014

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

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'

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

Birmingham NHS patient data sharing plans scrapped after concerns raised by GPs

Plans for a central data warehouse to allow multiple agencies to access a patient's care record scaled back - but consent opt-out remains
31 Oct 2014

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

Met Office forecasts £2bn benefits from new £97m Cray supercomputer

Machine will be capable of more than 16,000 trillion calculations per second
28 Oct 2014

Universal Credit is 'completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date', says jobcentre employee

Whistleblower suggests that the IT behind flagship welfare system is already obsolete
28 Oct 2014

Government issues £300m IT services tender for education sector

Providers are expected to be able to supply a range of delivery models, IT solutions and services
28 Oct 2014