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Camden Council’s Residents Index set to save 'thousands of pounds'

System helping the council to tackle fraud and intervene earlier to help vulnerable adults and children read more »

BBC and DWP launch scheme to create 5,000 digital traineeships

Young, unemployed people will be offered nine weeks of training and experience at firms across the UK read more »

Students looking to make £2,500? GCHQ has the cyber summer school for you

No dress code but must code read more »

Whitehall yet to tackle 'huge' sprawl of legacy IT, warns Cabinet Office minister

Francis Maude claims replacing decades-old legacy systems and contracts could save £20 billion by 2020 read more »

China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from US

Proposed security rules from China would demand US tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the government read more »

Universal Credit new ‘reset’ system delayed by six more months

MPs slam delays, secrecy and dub ‘twin track’ method for system development as ‘complicated and expensive’ read more »

Tube lines run true with linear asset management

London's public transit system aims to keep trains on time with a little known form of asset management read more »

Welsh councils, police and NHS share data to identify vulnerable people

Agencies may make data matching and analysis scheme permanent after a successful trial read more »

Ofcom gives go-ahead for white space broadband

Gaps in TV spectrum will boost wireless infrastructure and support future ‘Internet of Things’ networks read more »

Civil service to recruit 50 cyber security apprentices

Incident response, risk management and digital forensics will feature on two-year scheme for school leavers read more »

Free wi-fi on trains from 2017, government promises

But service applies to a fifth of train operators and leaves England and Wales trailing behind SNCF in France read more »

Procurement officials 'not committed' to SME reform, says former G-Cloud chief

Are tensions between the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service starting to boil over? read more »

Liverpool University cures Dropbox security worries with Varonis file sharing

User base expands beyond 4,000 read more »

Twitter: Government demands for account details soar

UK ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia in demands to Twitter for user information read more »

O2 offers government and charities £100 credit to buy new 4G tablets

The offer is part of O2’s ‘No.10’ 4G tariff, which is exclusive to government, charity and voluntary organisations. read more »

Government digital leaders admit reform has barely begun

Much of the work led by GDS in this Parliament has been “remedial” rather than transformative read more »

Transport for London awards Atos £6 million service desk contact

Atos awarded a four-year contract to take over from incumbent CSC in March read more »

Police criticised for uploading 'innocent people' to mugshot database

Database is used for facial recognition technology to catch criminals in some forces read more »

Post Office obstructing Horizon probe, investigator claims

Says Post Office refusing to hand over files relating to prosecution of over 150 subpostmasters read more »

British army to launch ‘Facebook warriors’ brigade on 1 April

New ‘77th’ battalion due to launch in April will wage ‘information’ warfare online against ISIS and other foes read more »


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