Boyd said he has helped to develop a "increasing appreciation of the embeddedness and the importance of science in Defra".
The department's top scientist, who will advise on fire safety post-Grenfell, must have an engineering background, government CSA Patrick Vallance said.
Watchdog says rapid timescale lacked “economic assessment of its implications”, ramping programme’s complexity and cost
John Pullinger sits down with Mark Smulian to discuss sharing UK expertise globally, fake news and how data abundance changes policymaking
Chief exec of UK Statistics Authority will retire from role in June 2019
Government urged to boost life chances for youngsters battling adversity and save money at the same time
Role of government’s central digital team is evolving but central oversight is still required on policies such as IT disaggregation, minister tells PublicTechnology
The government said it would "think creatively about current and future challenges relating to cyber skills" in response to a joint select committee report.
Department is looking for a range of external suppliers to support work on its Technology Platforms for Tomorrow rollout
Cabinet Office admits its initial bid to fill “probably the biggest and most important security job in the UK today” was "unsuccessful"
Treasury guidance encourages departments to offer “unreasonable certainty in timelines, costs and benefits”, IfG report finds
Customs brokers are worried about whether they will be able to meet extra demand in a no-deal scenario