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Report by the National Audit Office says centre of government must do more to ensure departments make better use of information about outsourced public services, including standardising data and improving Whitehall skills
DCMS permanent secretary Sue Owen will succeed Simon Fraser in role coordinating Whitehall's efforts to boost diversity, while the MoD's Jon Thompson handed remit to encourage people from lower-income backgrounds into the civil service
Government Digital Service chief Mike Bracken says government still on a "journey" in encouraging citizens to opt for online transactions with the state
A rigid, inflexible approach to project management is still embedded in Whitehall's culture – and government must be more willing to learn from failure
European Commission research singles out GOV.UK
Cabinet secretary says Civil Service Awards provide rare opportunity for “boasting” about achievements
Report by the NAO says departments have often failed to set out rationale for use of payment-by-results mechanisms
Does the government’s National Cyber Security Programme have what it takes to face up to a threat that keeps on evolving? Tim Gibson examines this ambitious major project
Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock says new "implementation taskforces" recognise the need for cross-government working, but stresses the need for accountability
Cameron's new implementation taskforces are a welcome step if government wants to prioritise impact. But delivery remains an uphill struggle
There’s plenty more austerity to come – but do plans for city devolution signal a brighter future?
Civil Service World survey finds civil servants undecided over whether departments still make sense as services move online
The civil service's failure to keep pace with the private sector on pay will only get worse if there's no change in policy. Whitehall must recognise the scale of the problem
Report by the National Audit Office says Department for Work and Pensions must get better at spotting potential problems with big schemes
Ahead of his retirement, Michael Fuller sat down with CSW to discuss his time as chief inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.
The new government looks very similar to the last one – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s business as usual
New man in 70 Whitehall to tell IfG he wants officials to "feel in control of their destiny"
Giving the civil service a formal role in the national policy conversation would play to its unique strengths
How can government tackle increasing complexity? Joshua Chambers examines international approaches to solving such knotty problems as climate change, immigration and terrorism
New business secretary promises expansion of anti-regulation scheme in new enterprise bill
Former education secretary Michael Gove to take on justice secretary role while Nicky Morgan stays at DfE
Prime minister David Cameron has announced the re-appointment of Cabinet ministers George Osborne, Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon
Tom Read leaves chief technology officer job at the Cabinet Office as CTO brief is rolled into new chief digital officer role
"Big data" promises big rewards for government, says Douglas Beal of the Centre for Public Impact. But it must be driven by policy objectives and analysed by staff with the right skills