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Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service. read more »

Care.data pilots to begin at up to 500 GP surgeries in the autumn

NHS will extract patient records from hundreds of GP practices this Autumn to test the controversial scheme before a national rollout goes ahead read more »

Socitm says big bonuses to council staff may be needed to fuel innovation

Council IT managers association Socitm says public sector organisations should consider doling out big bonuses to staff in return for the innovations they produce. read more »

FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to shift US$9 billion over five years from traditional telephone subsidies to broadband subsidies, in an effort to bring high-speed Internet services to 5 million U.S. residents who don't have access. read more »

South-East police forces tender for £20m data security work

South-East police forces are tendering a framework agreement worth up to £20 million over two years for the provision of data security services. read more »

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Westminster View: Has the government got an online system for childcare or not?

Shadow minister for Digital Government Chi Onwurah is concerned that the government does not realise that building an online system for childcare will need more than just a new website hosted on Gov.uk read more »

Westminster View: The government must address the problems with care.data, not just delay

The delay of care.data is a good thing, but the government also needs to take action to restore confidence in the scheme. read more »

BBC vs ex-CTO Linwood. Who is really to blame for failed DMI?

Although it has been many months since the BBC announced that it would be scrapping its £125 million Digital Media Initiative (DMI), it is only now that the blame game and finger pointing is getting into full swing. read more »

Opinion: Universal Credit is becoming less digital-by-default, more digital-by-dummies

Another year, another news gem about a struggling government project. Us technology journalists have barely recovered from our hangovers over the festive period and we are already being handed some astounding revelations about the never-ending debacle that is the Department for Work and Pensions' £2.4 billion welfare reform project, Universal Credit. read more »

Did US IT contracting rules add to HealthCare.gov woes?

Critics of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched deployment of HealthCare.gov can point to a series of management mistakes, but many observers point to a more systematic problem with government IT contracts. read more »

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Westminster View: Has the government got an online system for childcare or not?

Chi Onwurah is disturbed by the basic level of digital knowledge that government appears to demonstrate in its plans to put a childcare support system online

Home Office tenders for £1.5bn emergency services telecoms network

The ‘cheaper and smarter’ ESN will replace an existing contract with Airwave

How HMRC plans to introduce digital, innovation and SMEs to its £8bn Aspire contract

Outgoing CIO Mark Hall is restructuring with the view that you can’t outsource responsibility

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Service won gold innovation award at SAP Quality Awards after moving from paper to fully electronic system

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The end of ICT my friends

The OECD's survey of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills put the UK 22nd out of 24 of the developed countriesread more »

Cloud ghost schools

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