As the UK faces increasingly complex global threats, our defence and security organisations must work more collaboratively than ever. Here, CSW hears from Ministry of Defence permanent secretary Stephen Lovegrove about the challenges and opportunities ahead
Future talent chief Lisa Rowley talks to Sam Trendall about the growth of the department’s work placement scheme and why, to compete with private sector giants, government needs to "get out there and tell our story"
One year on from the launch of the Fusion Doctrine, there are still obstacles to achieving this ‘whole-system’ approach towards national security objectives. CSW, in partnership with PA Consulting, hosted a roundtable to discuss the barriers to collaboration, and how government and industry can better work together. Geoffrey Lyons reports
After a tricky development process, the digital system allowing EU citizens to apply for the right to remain in the UK is now live. Sam Trendall examines the past, present, and future of a project that represents one of the most important technology programmes the government has ever undertaken.
Sir Leigh Lewis retired at the end of 2010 after a 38-year career in government that included perm sec stints in both the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions. Here are 10 things he’s learned about life after the higher echelons of Whitehall
It may seem like Brexit has turned collective responsibility into an irrelevance, but has the image of shared cabinet deliberations ever been a reality? Using the Blair administration as a starting point, Jon Davis examines this crucial – but fraught – part of our governing system
A host of departments have been recognised in the government’s latest Smarter Working Awards. Richard Johnstone went along to hear their stories
Three top civil servants tell Richard Johnstone what the Scottish Government is doing to boost diversity and how it is making a difference to policymaking
Every year, CSW asks permanent secretaries to reflect on the highs and lows of the last 12 months, and to share what they’re bracing themselves for in the next 12. As part of CSW’s 15 year celebrations, we dug out the first version, from the December 2008 issue of WWW, to see how times have changed in the departments
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As Civil Service World celebrates its 15th anniversary, Beckie Smith has trawled the archives for some of our most memorable moments. Here’s some of our lighter (battered) moments
While looking back through our archives sometimes shows how much things have changed, at other times it shows how much they’ve stayed the same. Barely an issue of this publication has gone to press without some mention of a pay dispute or procurement woes. Other thorns in the side of the civil service have simply grown bigger and more painful.