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Journalist, doctor and academic Ben Goldacre - author of the acclaimed books Bad Science and Bad Pharma - tells CSW what works and what doesn't in the civil service
Ministers announce low emissions vehicles to be added to government transport fleet
Director general of the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Agency and corporate services group Matthew Coats explains why his team won the TW3 Award for Technology
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will look into the computer failure which caused chaos across UK airports last Friday
Service integration and management of multi-supplier IT services (SIAM) is just one of a many IT functions that will be brought in-house, the government’s chief technology officer Liam Maxwell tells CSW
The IPO's patent renewal service has been pinned as an exemplar for the GDS' digital transformation agenda. CSW takes a look at the service's journey from a paper-based process to a champion of digital change
Chief executive of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Ian Moncrieff CBE (pictured here receiving his CBE) will retire on 31 January 2015 after eight years, it was announced yesterday.
The department response to the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has been inconsistent, despite the initiatives potential to help government rebalance the economy by harnessing new technology and creative individuals, said the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at the University of Cambridge in a report published yesterday.
The UK Space Agency and UK scientists are celebrating the landmark touchdown of Rosetta’s Philae lander — the first ever landing on a comet yesterday.
Dr Tim Fox, head of energy and environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, offers his peers in the Science and Engineering profession a view from outside government
Andy Samuel has been appointed as the chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Cabinet Office digital director Mike Bracken and Open Data Institute chairman Nigel Shadbolt said that there is still more to do if the government, and UK, want to share and access meaningful open data, at the ODI’s 2014 summit on open innovation on 4, November.
The government’s chief scientific adviser and head of the science and engineering profession, Sir Mark Walport, tells CSW about his priorities in the role
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has announced that next year it will launch its new virtual ID assurance service, Gov.UK Verify.
A more effective European strategy on network and information security could help provide a boost to growth and employment, says Udo Helmbrecht.
Cloud technologies could help build the civil service of tomorrow, but there are substantial challenges to overcome. Gill Hitchcock reports on a round table discussion of how civil servants can make the most of cloud services to support organisational reform. Photos by Derek Goard
Dataset _Land use statistics
Data owner _The Office for National Statistics
Accessed at _http://bit.ly/1r4Vj7g
Interviewee _Jeni Tennison, Open Data Institute
Like Robert the Bruce’s persistent spider, the people trying to reform the way the Ministry of Defence buys and manages equipment keep returning to the fray. Colin Marrs reports
In the first of a series of articles examining digital services, Tim Gibson explains online voter registration – a new IT system lying at the very heart of our democracy.
John Pullinger has this month started his new job as the UK’s new national statistician. He tells Winnie Agbonlahor about his priorities in the role.
During her 30-year civil service career, national statistician Jil Matheson has seen a lot of change. The UK Statistics Authority chief discusses the ever-evolving roles of data-crunchers with Suzannah Brecknell
The government’s new horizon-scanning programme is “flawed” and contains “substantial weaknesses,” according to the Science and Technology Select Committee.
Traditionally communications infrastructures have been developed with the sole purpose of serving the corporate user. Individuals have had to adapt and adjust to technology in order to do their jobs. However, a sea-change in the way businesses communicate is on the horizon and decision makers will be well advised not to go against the tide.
It’s not only private businesses such as Amazon that are applying analytics to improve their effectiveness. Winnie Agbonlahor looks at how defence data is being mined for insights that will help shape the future of warfare