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July 1st, 2013

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As part of the continuing success of Digital By Default News, we have decided to launch an additional newsletter which will be sent out on Thursday mornings.

Digital By Default News moves to twice weekly

Consultant firm Capgemini has said that it is creating a Digital Government unit which will work to help the public sector meet its Digital by Default agenda.

Capgemini to form a Digital Government unit to help the public sector

In his Spending Review speech, Chancellor George Osborne has said that people must register online to search for jobs before they can receive their benefits.

Search for jobs online if you want to claim benefits: Chancellor Osborne

A government report dubbed Investing in Britain’s Future has said it wants more of the UK to benefit from high speed broadband connectivity and claims the government is set to invest GBP 250 million on UK broadband.

Government to invest £250m in infrastructure spending on broadband

The leaders of the G8 group of countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US signed the Open Data Charter on 18 June 2013.

G8 leaders sign charter to publish all govt data ‘openly by default’

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has told the assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee that nearly 70% of the technology platforms used by the London Metropolitan Police Service are obsolete with some dating back to the 1970s.

70% of Met Police technology is obsolete: assistant commissioner

Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has defended the superfast broadband delivery scheme in the wake of reports that the National Audit Office (NAO) is set to criticise the programme.

Maria Miller defends superfast broadband scheme

The CEO of Unboxed Consulting has written about the likelihood that government departments given the task of resdesigning all transactional services will meet their deadline of April 1st, 2014 with a go live deadline of March 2015.

Can govt departments go digital by April 2014?
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Civil Service Live, now in its fifth year, will be held at Olympia, London on 2 and 3 July 2013 and will aim to “bring together government departments, agencies and industry under one roof to learn, share, innovate and build relationships to address the challenges of delivering better public services for less.”

Civil Service Live to 'address challenges of delivering better public services'
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