The National Audit Office (NAO) has launched a review into the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued West Dunbartonshire Council with an enforcement notice, following the council’s failure to provide sufficient training on data protection.

Local government IT leader the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm), has warned that the current local forums set up to protect councils against cyber attacks are failing to work against threats.

According to report by communications regulator Ofcom, the public have increased their use of government services on the internet, particularly those relating to signing petitions and using websites and apps.

By 2020, more than 25 per cent of identified attacks in enterprises will involve Internet of Things (IoT), warns Gartner.

Liverpool City Council has awarded a £10.3 million ICT services framework agreements with a number of technology suppliers, which will deliver hardware and software services to organisations across the city.

City of Edinburgh Council is supporting the up-take of four mobile apps aimed at promoting health and wellbeing.

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has announced that is prioritising its ‘G-Cloud 9 discovery’ phase, which aims to find out how future iterations of G-Cloud should evolve.

Warwickshire County Council has moved away from its former outdated IT systems, adopting Google Apps for Work in conjunction with newer cloud powered software.

Liam Maxwell has been appointed as the first National Technology advisor, in a role which will help the government expand its relationships with the digital and technology industry to boost the UK’s digital economy.

Leicester city council has appointed ‘ethical hackers’ to help improve its cyber security.

Suffolk County Council has signed a contract with security solutions provider, Egress Software Technologies, implementing the Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer system to protect sensitive information shared via Office 365.

The government has announced it will build a £40 million cybersecurity operations centre (CSOC) at a military site in Wiltshire.

The latest figures from the Government Digital Service (GDS) show that the total G-Cloud spend reached £1.05 billion by the end of February.

The London borough of Camden is expected to host a starter secretariat for a new ‘coalition’ of local government digital interests.

Socitm, the society for digital leaders, has cautioned that councils should review their information governance arrangements ahead of changes to data protection and online privacy laws.

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