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FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday. read more »

Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station. read more »

HM Treasury awards first contract to replace ICT estate

HM Treasury has awarded the first contract under its ‘ICT2015’ programme to replace its existing ICT estate. read more »

MPs back call for online census

The government has been urged not to cancel the census by a committee of MPs, which concluded that it should go ahead in 2021 but be mainly carried out online. read more »

Two more states eye drone use limits

Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace. 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

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

MPs back call for online census

Committee says government should keep the census in 2021 but conduct it mainly online and make more use of citizen data it already holds

HM Treasury awards first contract to replace ICT estate

SME Centerprise wins £2.5 million four-year contract for media and wireless services

What online news looked like on 9/11

With Twitter, Facebook and YouTube yet to come, newspapers and TV sites played pivotal role

What's hot in space?

New space images show lightning, lagoons and big iron on planets such as Mercury, Jupiter and Venus.


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

A real, tech led revolution in education?read more »

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