Automation will need to be handled with sensitivity by managers – but any upgrade in public services must start with the workforce, argues Alexander Hitchcock of the Reform think tank
“Straightforward” Whitehall savings achieved, says Cabinet Office, as it claims £3bn in efficiencies
Fresh data flags more modest year-on-year savings, as Cabinet Office acknowledges that larger efficiencies "will only be achieved by total service transformation"
Cabinet Office’s role in protecting information “remains unclear within central government”, warns Public Accounts Commitee
£115,000-a-year up for grabs as department seeks permanent CDO
Praise for outgoing Rural Payments Agency chief after troubled period, as Defra announces that Paul Caldwell is stepping up to serve as interim CEO
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"
David Norgrove backed as new UK Statistics Authority chair – after warning of "egregious" use of Brexit stats
Green light from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee follows hearing in which he said the Government Statistical Service appeared to have been “downgraded” over the years
Former head of delivery and innovation at the Government Digital Service to take up new role next month
The Institute for Government warns that Brexit could lead to departments slipping on transparency goals — which have already seen a steep decline since David Cameron’s 2010 open government claims
New report from cross-party group of MPs highlights risks to shake up of police, ambulance and fire service comms — but praises low leadership churn at the Home Office
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood praises outgoing intelligence chief – who tells ministers he is resigning for personal reasons – for his decades of "dedicated public service"
Cabinet Office report finds that Whitehall's move to digital happened at different rates in different departments, meaning information management was not properly re-assessed