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26 Scottish authorities back shared chief digital officer plan
By Neil Merrett
A growing number of councils are expected to sign up to collaborative strategy that brings together Scotland's government digital service and other key stakeholders to reform services
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New open standard launched to speed up blue-light response times
By David Bicknell
Following on from the government's work to develop ESN, the Cabinet Office, GDS and the DfT have driven the creation of an open "digital" standard for emergency service IT interfaces to try and slash response times
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DWP unveils first ever Universal Credit fraud and error stats
By Neil Merrett
2015/16 overpayment rates recorded at 7.3% for welfare reform programme, figures follow ongoing concerns about department's data management and verification capabilities
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NAO pans Whitehall shared services centres programme
By David Bicknell
"Programme is not progressing as planned" and "has not achieved value for money to date", says spending watchdog
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Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
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Where next for education?
Phil Neal, director at Capita SIMS, discusses how technology is changing schools
Business > Efficiency > Features
NAO launches value for money review into Crown Commercial Service
By David Bicknell
First NAO report since review of CCS' predecessor will examine how "effectively and efficiently" CCS and Whitehall departments are working together
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HMRC publishes print and scan notice
By David Bicknell
PIN details services worth estimated £175m covering five lots including document design, composition and control, central and bulk print services, email delivery and image capture
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Councils get £500k funding for digital and data projects
By David Bicknell
34 councils have gained funding for schemes to transform local services; winners include Adur, Worthing and West Sussex, Leeds and Calderdale, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
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Socitm outlines EU data protection overhaul adaption challenges
By Neil Merrett
Briefing document warns public authorities and technology suppliers of "onerous" challenges ahead from incoming Privacy Shield and GDPR regulation
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