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HMRC not ready to replace £10bn Aspire contract, MPs warn

Department still lacks a plan to replace the £10 billion ICT deal despite having had three years to prepare read more »

UK airports complete software rollout to reduce flight delays

Milton Keynes tech catapult installed systems that will save airports £10 million read more »

Plymouth City Council opens tech-savvy ‘one stop shop’ for public services

Authority invests £1 million in PCs, iPads and software to make services more convenient for citizens read more »

Leveson calls for justice system to make better use of technology

Online case management must replace ‘inefficient, expensive’ paper processes, says report read more »

Buckinghamshire County Council aims to move to cloud infrastructure

Authority has halved its server space thanks to an ongoing shift to the cloud read more »

Socitm: Most councils struggle with digital and mobile tools

Policy head says there is 'no magic bullet' but advises authorities focus on customer satisfaction read more »

UK and US to share expertise on digital government, open data and coding schemes

GDS promise to share code with newly-launched US Digital Service after visit to Washington last week read more »

Sheffield City Council signs IT contract extension worth up to £170m with Capita

Seven-year deal has been extended by a further six years read more »

GOV.UK Verify: 40% currently unable to use online identity service

GDS says it is tweaking the service so it will be open to more people in future read more »

Royal Mail announces Computacenter desktop deal for 30,000 staff

Contract part of plans to transform IT by splitting it into multi-supplier ‘Towers’ and opening up APIs read more »

Copyright law needs overhaul to meet Internet needs, says EU lawmaker

A European Parliament report proposes unrestricted hypertext linking; limits to copyright terms, and tighter rules on use of DRM read more »

Republican net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

The draft legislation would prohibit the FCC from reclassifying broadband and take away the agency's rulemaking authority read more »

Sprint now says it's OK with broadband reclassification

The company will continue to invest in its network if the FCC passes Title II net neutrality regulations read more »

Amazon got likely illegal tax deal in just two weeks, EU Commission says

Luxembourg thinks it will be able to convince the Commission the Amazon tax deal was legal read more »

UK Information Commissioner warns against 'knee-jerk' reactions to Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris

Terrorist attacks, like the one on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, raises data privacy issues read more »

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust hires HP to deliver patient portal

Clinical portal from Orion Health will provide the trust’s staff with fast, secure real-time access to health records read more »

US and UK to step up cyber defense efforts

More collaboration is needed to meet online threats, the UK's prime minister said read more »

London Kingston Hospital NHS trust deploys integrated imaging system

VNA approach can lay the ground work for an integrated electronic patient record as demanded by the NHS 2018 Paperless challenge read more »

Ministry of Defence selects CGI to create national security vetting system

Service provider awarded four-year deal to replace numerous disparate systems read more »

Marriott now says it won't block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel operator will look for other ways to secure its own networks read more »

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