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Chatham House urges protection of FCO – while officials reportedly say they are "confident" of a good outcome at the Spending Review
Senior Tory backbencher joins former Treasury solicitor Sir Paul Jenkins in questioning removal of reference to international law
Beyond the comfort zone: Andrew Rogoyski, head of cyber security services at global IT supplier CGI, tells Civil Service World about an eye-opening secondment working on cyber security in the Cabinet Office
Freedom of Information has been a "very big positive" in spite of "chilling effects", says Cabinet secretary
Defence secretary tells RUSI think tank that the latest cross-government defence strategy will be "positive, assertive and quite properly strategic"
MI5 director general Andrew Parker gives first live interview to "increase understanding" of intelligence agency's work – and suggests social media firms have an "ethical responsibility" to report terror concerns
Workforce shrinks by 8,000 posts – with GovCos and privatisations accounting for much of the change
Former attorney general – and recent critic of government's human rights plans – elected to lead the Intelligence and Security Committee
The official view: Clare Short spent six years as Tony Blair's international development secretary. Here she tells us about motivating officials, how her private secretary snuck her into a global trade conference, and why the civil service must pay "fair wages" to its staff
Royal United Services Institute says protection of Ministry of Defence budget alone may not be enough to safeguard against wider threats
New watchdog the Single Source Regulations Office seeks to overhaul MoD deals with single-source contractors
As co-founders of the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership, the Ministry of Defence is at the forefront of efforts to tackle the rising threat of cyber attack. Sarah Aston talks to the MoD’s cyber industry deputy head Daniel Selman
Simon McDonald, UK ambassador to Germany since 2010, to take up post as FCO's most senior official from September
Justice department to run policy fellowships to expand “pool of people” delivering extensive reform programme
When Foreign Office letters on a plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland turned up at the National Archives, many media outlets failed to spot the hoax. Former FCO official David Snoxell shares the story behind the correspondence, and warns against humour-free diplomacy
Philip Hammond tells MPs that while Treasury's 25% and 40% cuts call likely to be "aspirational", FCO must make "strategic" savings
UK’s representative to the UN Sir Mark Lyall-Grant will succeed Sir Kim Darroch as David Cameron’s national security adviser
Future Reserves 2020 moves from "Amber/Red" to "Red" rating in Major Projects Authority's latest assessment, but Ministry of Defence says scheme "on schedule to realise its benefits"
Permanent secretary Sir Simon Fraser tells CSW the FCO must have “a comparable offer” with other departments
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
National Audit Office finds £3.2bn training programme will "not be running at full capacity until 2019"
Security review calls for “comprehensive and comprehensible new law” to govern security agencies’ surveillance powers
Independent review into intelligence agencies' powers expected at 11am
Tom Karsten – a Royal Navy real admiral – is named as the new CEO of Cefas