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New artificial intelligence technique to stop online child grooming

10.01.20: A newly developed technique which uses artificial intelligence to identify and block child grooming conversations online has been launched by the Home Office and Microsoft in Seattle. The method, which began expansion at a hackathon co-host...

Lincolnshire County Council set to approve £1.8m IT investment

17.12.19: Leaders from the Lincolnshire County Council are set to approve an investment of around £1.8m into redesigning the authority’s IT systems, seeking to fix the series of “significant” issues which have beset the current sys...

Wigan Council commits to a ‘smarter Wigan’

11.12.19: In July, Wigan Council launched ‘The Deal 2030’, a comprehensive report outlining their ambitious strategy for the next decade, after hearing the opinions of thousands of residents. This week, the Council has announced (Mon 9) t...

Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

19.11.19: Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign. The campaign is a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and a range of funding partn...

Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14.11.19: Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the d...

Greater Manchester tech to transform care with £7.5m investment

06.11.19: Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating to invest £7.5m in new technology innovation. A number of suppliers have been appointed to star...

£1m investment into Armed Forces welfare and training

24.10.19: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the Ministery of Defence’s (MoD) innovation hub, to invest £1m in a boost for service personnel’s welfare and training. DASA will fund nearly £1m for Armed Forces trial of cut...

Justify your new communications system, it’s not that difficult

23.09.19: Foehn discuss with Public Sector Executive how they go about addressing the unique challenges of presenting an appealing communications system setup for public sector clients.   Over the past twenty years, we’ve worked with orga...

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ...

Councils invited to apply for Local Digital Fund

19.08.19: Councils are now open to apply for the next round of digital funding to improve public services, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced. Utilising the Local Digital Fund, councils can look to secure funding...

TechnologyOne: Setting the foundation for shared service success

14.08.19: Anwen Robinson, UK Operating Officer at TechnologyOne - an enterprise SaaS company - explains why adopting an enterprise vision is key to long-term benefit Local government transformation is primarily driven by the need to find ef...

Six years on: Taking stock of G-Cloud 11

09.07.19: Rafael Cortes, head of marketing at Foehn, reviews the success of G-Cloud and what the most recent iteration offers the future. Even the best of relationships can go through a ‘six-year patch’. Not so at Foehn. To the contrary...

Next phase of competition to predict cyber threats launched with £850k funding

04.07.19: The second phase of the Predictive Cyber Analytics competition has been launched by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in order to help develop a deployable solution to predict and counter future cyber threats. This competition is...

Government procurement framework G-Cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers

02.07.19: G-Cloud 11, a new major government procurement framework is set to go live featuring over 4,200 suppliers. The latest G-Cloud framework has now been awarded, and will go on the government’s Digital Marketplace imminently. Around...

The National Audit Office's guide to cloud services

25.06.19: The National Audit Office’s digital transformation expert, Yvonne Gallagher, focuses on assessing the implementation of digital and related change programmes. Cloud services can bring cost and performance benefits. But they can also g...

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Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

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Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000... more >
Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

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Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the... more >
Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

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Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. T... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

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Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

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Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

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Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy,... more >

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the digital environment plays a role in near on every aspect of our lives. It influences, manages and mit... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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