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GDS reaches out to Whitehall departments
By David Bicknell
Digital service cites ‘collaboration’ and ‘building relationships”; will meet department CTOs to better understand their technology challenges
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Home Office weighs cloud productivity and "end user compute" procurement plans
By David Bicknell
Department looks for supplier and service provider input into its procurement approach
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ODI urges more open Land Registry approach to property data
By Neil Merrett
Data advocacy group calls for other key information such as foreign ownership of property to be made available as open data; Land Registry rejects suggestions it has restricted HPI dataset
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DWP seeks chief data officer
By Neil Merrett
£130,000 role will report to chief digital and information officer Mayank Prakash
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Blockchain could consign Whitehall bureaucracy to scrapheap, argues think-tank
By Neil Merrett
GDS insiders and the Open Data Institute meanwhile continue to urge caution over what potential, if any, distributed ledgers may have in rebuilding certain government services
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EE asks Ofcom to amend its licences to support ESN work
By David Bicknell
Requirement partly arises when signal level for emergency services mobile communications is insufficient to support penetrating into buildings; Ofcom puts out request for consultation
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GDS eyes need for further API and cloud guidance
By Neil Merrett
Whitehall publishes new Technology Code of Practice that will underpin assessment of department transformation plans; identifies key aims for future revisions
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SFA “on track” to deliver IT system behind apprenticeship levy
By David Bicknell
Digital Apprenticeship Service is due to support levy when it comes into effect in Spring 2017
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New GOV.UK Verify lead mulls devolution and NHS potential
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy outlines ambitions for ID assurance programme including how the platform may realistically be extended beyond its current Whitehall-specific remit
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