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Changes to civil service media rules dreamt up in Whitehall look very different to officials on the frontline, argues FDA union general secretary Dave Penman
As winners of the Analysis and Use of Evidence Award at the 2014 Civil Service Awards, DfID’s Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme is at the forefront of Whitehall’s shift towards evidence-based policy. Sarah Aston meets team leader Dr Joanna Macrae
Prime Minister David Cameron suggests memo on Nicola Sturgeon's contact with the French ambassador could have been leaked by coalition partners
New report by the Institute for Government think tank warns that 'huge variation in quality, usability and accessibility' of data is making it harder to measure departmental performance against Business Plans
The National Audit Office finds no evidence that Capita inflated management fees or deliberately delayed payments to suppliers in Civil Service Learning contract, but watchdog does not pass judgement on overall value for money of the scheme. CSW looks at the report's key findings
Cabinet Office says contracts for private firms running public services will include 'presumption in favour of disclosing information' to the public
GDS's Mike Bracken appointed to new chief data officer role aiming to improve Whitehall's use of data
Amendment to Civil Service Code over contact with the media sparks transparency row with trade unions FDA and PCS, but Cabinet Office says it is providing clarity
Former head of MI6 intelligence agency Sir Richard Dearlove says 'lack of trust' in politicians means new regulator needed
Intelligence and Security Committee publishes long-awaited findings of inquiry prompted by Edward Snowden leaks
UK transparency ranking demonstrates “felt accountability”, says Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
Scientist and entrepreneur Hermann Hauser spoke to CSW about the success of the Catapult Centres
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 Home Office’s system of recording and assessing immigration and customs allegations is improving Home Office results but needs further work, said the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration’s report last week.
The Met Office plans to expand and improve its open data by becoming the first trading fund to partner with the Open Data Institute (ODI) membership programme.
"I trailblazed freedom of information on Whitehall"
Dataset _Land use statistics
Data owner _The Office for National Statistics
Accessed at _http://bit.ly/1r4Vj7g
Interviewee _Jeni Tennison, Open Data Institute
Government is in the enviable position of having lots of data about its citizens. But the current culture, systems and processes make it difficult to unlock the insight held within that data to better understand citizens, improve services and drive efficiency.
How can civil servants unlock the value of government data? Stuart Watson reports from a debate on the benefits and challenges of data sharing. Photos by Paul Heartfield
‘Big data’ has huge potential – but it’s stoking public concerns over privacy. Ipsos MORI’s Gideon Skinner and Anne Charlton explain the latest research.
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.
Companies House is to make all of its digital data available for free from April 2015.
The government’s controversial patient record-sharing programme care.data, paused in February after noisy opposition, will be restarted as a pilot this autumn, according to NHS England’s national director for patients and information Tim Kelsey.
Today there is a growing need for organisations to provide seamless and transparent information sharing amongst employees; whether it is visibility of employee goals at different levels within the company to ensure alignment between the individual and the businesses objectives or reporting on financial targets.