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ICO doubts plans for revised FoI Act to cover public sector outsourcing
By Neil Merrett
Deputy data commissioner says "own conclusions" should be drawn over lack of mention to expand FoI to outsourced public services in the Conservatives' election manifesto
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Whitehall shake-up sees Manzoni take on Cabinet Office perm sec role
By David Bicknell
Clare Moriarty replaces Bronwyn Hill at Defra and Richard Heaton leaves 70 Whitehall for MoJ; Manzoni retains Civil Service responsibilities
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NAO backs improved government access to outsource costs
By Neil Merrett
Findings into Whitehall's use of open-book accounting also call for common data standards, as outsource group says scrutiny should focus on added-value over profit
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UK Environment Secretary opens the data floodgates
Defra's plan to publicly release 8,000 datasets over the next 12 is expected to drive innovation across the agricultural sector, but ensuring a sustainable, consistent supply of open data will be vital for further benefits, says Open Data Institute policy lead Ellen Broad
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Shetler set to lead Australia's digital transformation
By David Bicknell
Former Ministry of Justice digital leader will become chief executive of Australia's Digital Transformation Office
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UK data chief seeks end to government information silos
By Neil Merrett
Mike Bracken talks need for shared information registers across government - MP Matt Warman considers possible change in attitudes to single cradle-to-grave identity
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DSF2 go live date to be unveiled from next month
By Neil Merrett
Timeline for delayed launch of new framework expected to be announced following ten day standstill period ending in July
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Ministers will decide Government as a Platform service direction
By Neil Merrett
GDS’ executive director says common government platforms such as a licensing tool may be considered, but none will go forward without full ministerial “buy-in”
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Australian and US government digital services take shape
By David Bicknell
Leadership plans of Australia's DTO may emerge this week when organisation becomes an executive agency
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HMRC’s key Aspire project fails to make MPA report
By David Bicknell
Progress on critical transformation project that could impact HMRC’s ability to collect £500bn of tax revenues will be included in next year’s Major Projects Authority report
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