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Highways England mulls GIS expansion potential
By Neil Merrett
Organisation’s use of mapping tools to inform ongoing provision of cycling schemes viewed as key exemplar to encourage further take up of the technology
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Liberal Democrats propose Digital Rights Bill
By Neil Merrett
13 step plan aims to reforms data protection and online privacy through stronger regulator and encryption technologies
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Labour wants to bring council websites within GOV.UK platform
By Neil Merrett
Party sets out digital and IT plans including commitments to "ethical data", disaggregated IT contracts and common platforms for local government transformation
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Budget 2015: local government reform among key digital aims
By Neil Merrett
Treasury, DCLG and GDS expected to assist local authorities with developing more efficient digital tools; online tax management innovation is also planned
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Warwickshire eyes April target for ID framework
By Neil Merrett
Council expects the first of three frameworks required to support ID assurance rollout across local government to be finished next month
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University of London colleges join MOOCs partnership
By Neil Merrett
Goldsmiths University in early stages of planning online course provision, as industry body expects MOOCs to retain a “complementary” role in higher education
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DVLA pursues cross-department code sharing
By Neil Merrett
Agency among growing number of departments sharing open source code using Github; experts call for greater outreach with developer community
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Let's not automate government but rewire it - and save millions along the way!
An Open Systems Alliance using open APIs will help not just automate government, but completely rewire it. Camden Council CIO John Jackson explains the thinking bringing the Alliance together
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Companies House prepares for open data beta switch
By Neil Merrett
Agency aims to rollout consolidated database as live service in 2015 to create world's first national open register of business information
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Socitm responds to Labour digital plan
By Neil Merrett
Findings praised for placing high importance on local authority role in digital innovation, while concerns raised over possible GDS remit under plan
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