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For cyber security engineers, working for Whitehall fails coolness test
By David Bicknell
MoJ blog argues the best cyber security specialists should be incentivised and encouraged to shape departmental security practices “along the lines they feel comfortable”
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GDS lays down law on council Verify adoption criteria
By Neil Merrett
Authorities that meet specific criteria invited to receive GDS technical assistance and guidance, as well as financial support for private beta services using Whitehall ID platform
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Home Office looks for infrastructure director
By David Bicknell
£130,000 role will drive development of public cloud and network infrastructure as well as central identity and directory service
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Shadow of defunct care.data looms over patient record sharing progress
By Neil Merrett
As a consultation continues over how health authorities should move forward with the possible sharing of GP records, critics question if NHS Digital is going backwards over opt out commitments
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Innovate UK backs IoT hardware development
By David Bicknell
£1m available to support UK companies through programmes led by R/GA Media Group and Startupbootcamp; in the US, government agencies told to up their game on IoT security
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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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IP Bill bulk powers review calls for ongoing technical review process
By Neil Merrett
Independent reviewer David Anderson backs operational case for collection powers in surveillance legislation; does not rule on whether proposals should be passed or what preferred safeguards might be
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GDS identity assurance head Janet Hughes to leave Whitehall
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy will take over role on acting basis as GOV.UK Verify lead becomes latest prominent digital figure to move away from Whitehall within the last month
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Cost uncertainty remains over council GOV.UK Verify adoption
By Neil Merrett
Stakeholders hope to define end-to-end costs of using GDS ID assurance platform to support digital transformation of key local authority services
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Scotland’s ‘myaccount’ ID assurance expansion plans now a year overdue
By Neil Merrett
Plans to extend ID service to support secure access to devolved government online services, alongside its current use for local and NHS functions, were intended to be in place by June last year
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