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Queen’s University Belfast given £5 million to expand cyber security centre

Funding part of major £38 million, five-year expansion programme read more »

Barclays, PayPal and Royal Mail named as new GOV.UK Verify providers

There are now nine suppliers who can check citizens' identity to enable them to use government's online services read more »

Ministry of Defence launches private cloud for app sharing

Department expects CGI-built platform to ‘support it for the next 20 years’ read more »

Cyber-insurance still too expensive and complex, Government report admits

Market held back by lack of data for pricing risk read more »

Parliament to spend £200,000 a year on iPads and laptops for MPs

Each of the 650 MPs will receive an Apple iPad Air 2 and a laptop when they return after the election in May read more »

Two councils expect to save £3m thanks to better procurement IT

Northgate review promises use of e-tendering and electronic procurement systems will generate savings read more »

Government slams brakes on £154 million rural payments system

System is one of the biggest of the 25 ‘digital exemplar’ transaction services GDS is responsible for redesigning read more »

The government doesn’t know how many datacentres it owns

Whitehall announces a new hosting service – but ‘what is the user need’? read more »

Budget 2015: what does the tech industry want?

Sector calls for more support for startups, IT contractors, broadband, tech 'clusters' and the new computing curriculum read more »

Government 'needs to get out of the data centre business', says deputy government CTO

Magnus Falk says departments lack the scale to make in-house data centres financially worthwhile read more »

HMRC’s Aspire contract costs to hit £11bn after ‘risky’ replacement plan

Department will hire about 200 staff before Capgemini deal ends in 2017, MPs told read more »

Cambridgeshire to offer free public Wifi at over 100 locations

Partners say ‘CambWiFi’ will help local businesses, university visitors and the general public read more »

Public sector still adapting to security challenge of digital transformation

Is the picture good, bad or somewhere inbetween? Nobody is sure read more »

EU ministers OK new cross-border data protection plan, sparking criticism

The proposed new data protection mechanism will lead to unnecessary administrative burdens, companies said read more »

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module read more »

EU data protection manifesto at danger from lobbyists 'who favour big data over big data protection'

The much anticipated new data protection rules could be completed as soon as June this year read more »

Hospitals’ licences could be revoked if they fail to invest in IT

Research shows there is a direct link between digital maturity and patient outcomes in hospitals read more »

Government announces 'pathways' to boost cybersecurity takeup among young

New places on schemes still modest read more »

90 percent of Universal Credit staff say IT systems ‘inadequate’

National Audit Office has warned new benefit depends on manual intervention and will only handle a small number of claims read more »

Rebrand IT if you want more women to participate, says Camden exec

Senior IT leader Hilary Simpson says calling IT ‘digital’ might help to get away from image of ‘geeks programming in basements’ read more »


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