Science & Technology
Digital agency lays out plans for working with private companies and other departments over the next 18 months
Colin Talbot looks at how the government takes stock of what it owns – and how knowledge assets are changing what counts as capital
Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the workings of Whitehall. Beckie Smith spoke to CSAs past and present to discover how they combine these distinctive skills.
The government chief scientific adviser reflects on his career to date and strengthening how science and policy work together in the civil service
Local proposals to implement the government’s major economic plan are required by early 2020
In rare speech, top spy Alex Younger claimed that ‘the digital era has profoundly changed our operating environment’
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.
Chief exec of UK Statistics Authority will retire from role in June 2019
Alan Singleton and Simon Bruno were fatally shot while undertaking a routine inspection on 22 November 1993
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