Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has announced the creation of a new Ministerial Group on Government Digital Technology.

The UK Quaterly Outsourcing Index has found that outsourcing spend increased drastically between July and September, compared to the second quarter of 2015, with £1.77 billion committed to IT deals alone.

Matt Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has pledged to modernise the government's open data infrastructure by improving how it standardises and maintains data as part of a pledge to review how information is collected, used and made available across Whitehall.

As part of planned surveillance laws, internet firms will be requested to store details of every website visited by UK citizens in the last year.

A new survey of technology SMEs has revealed 'widespread concern’ that public-sector procurement staff are not using all available tools to buy services from smaller firms.

The Bank of England has increased its spending on cyber security in an attempt to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks.

West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council and Cheltenham Borough Council have agreed to a new deal to share IT services.

Two arrests have been made today in relation to online auction fraud in Manchester, it has been reported.

Tech giant Google has been granted a patent to develop new technology that will enable vehicles to detect potholes in the road.

The government’s aim to reach 95 per cent of the UK by 2017 has received a boost with the latest figures revealing that over three million homes and businesses now have access to internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps.

Former CIA employee-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden is confirmed as a keynote speaker at IP EXPO Europe 2015, which takes place on October 7th at the ExCeL Centre, London.

Sales made through G-cloud have reached a total of £664 million as of June 2015 since the frameworks launch in March 2012.

The latest GOSS Interactive research has shown how the availability of public sector services through digital self-service is expected to grow by 310 per cent over the next three years, with public sector organisations expecting to save £8.74 million each over the same period.

In order to measure reaction to their digital improvements on social media, councils should consider procuring sentiment analysis services from the private sector, according to sector representative body Socitm.

The agency Creditsafe has reported a increase in the IT and tech firms through the boost of Government schemes in the UK.

The Government has announced many new technology projects to boost the UK’s aerospace industry.

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