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Government announces £6bn science and innovation strategy, includes keeping graduates off dole

The Science and Innovation Strategy sets out the government’s priorities for investment and support to 2021 read more »

Basildon and Thurrock NHS digitises half a million patient records

Trust reaches end of four-year, £7 million transition from paper warehouse to electronic case notes read more »

Operators pledge to cut mobile ‘black spots’ by two-thirds by 2017

However existing scheme to ensure basic coverage everywhere by March 2015 delayed for at least a year read more »

Ofcom fended off 1,600 cyberattacks in two months, FoI request reveals

SQL injection attacks a running sore read more »

Parliament appoints Royal Opera House CTO to lead new digital service

Rob Greig to take up £110k post at newly-created ‘Parliamentary Digital Service’ in April read more »

Cabinet Office seeking suppliers for GOV.UK Verify

Maximum of ten suppliers to join current five for four-year, £150 million framework contract read more »

Ofcom appoints Sharon White as chief executive

White to step down from top role at HM Treasury to join the telecoms regulator in late March 2015 read more »

IBM to win NHS electronic staff record deal

‘Risky’ transition from McKesson to new supplier due to start next summer for 1.4 million-strong NHS workforce read more »

Microsoft gets allies to help tell US to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server read more »

Cabinet Office plans second digital services framework

Just a third of forecast sales achieved during its first year with less than half going to SMEs read more »

Google's chairman: NSA revelations forced us to lock down data

Eric Schmidt defended the company's efforts to secure data, but some question its own collection practices read more »

Royal College of Nursing saves hundreds of man hours with OpenHR

Automation replaces manual processes read more »

Wigan Council improves accounts payable and purchase to pay with UNIT4

Invoices can be processed with 'less effort and greater accuracy' read more »

Local government digital issues are not GDS' responsibility, says Liam Maxwell

However open source code and reusable platforms mean GDS assets are available to all read more »

HM Treasury admits to potential £663m of Universal Credit IT cost write-off

Major Projects Authority identifies ‘major risks’ and says successful delivery of the project is in doubt read more »

NHS admits online records for all by April 2015 is ‘ambitious’

Just a fifth of people in England can access their medical records online currently read more »

Public Services Network compliance 'far too complicated', government admits

Cabinet Office currently piloting new process with a view to implementing it next month read more »

Electronic tagging scandal ‘not an isolated case’, MPs warn

Public Accounts Committee finds ‘widespread, long standing’ problems with contracting in Whitehall read more »

Government wants nine out of 10 using online public services by 2020

Digital initiatives at the core of plans to achieve savings of £30 billion during next Parliament read more »

NHS updates ICT catalogue for GPs

HSCIC adds 30 suppliers to GP Systems of Choice framework worth up to £1.2 billion read more »

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