Government to spend more on IT consultants as skills gap remains unsolved

According to a Public Accounts Committee report, the need to fill gaps in tech expertise as a result of Covid-19 and Brexit means the public sector will resort to costly third-party support By Angelica Mari Published: 18 Dec 2020 16:15 The UK government is likely to spend more with consultants in 2021 in areas including…

US government bans tech exports to top drone maker DJI

Banned — Chinese smartphone firms Huawei and ZTE have been on the list for several years. Timothy B. Lee – Dec 18, 2020 6:03 pm UTC Enlarge / A DJI Inspire drone flying in Brandenburg, Germany.Patrick Pleul / Getty ImagesThe US Department of Commerce has added dozens of Chinese companies to its “entity list” of…

Leaked government photo of a UFO

This is a leaked photo which reportedly came from a 2018 document prepared by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) which is the US defense department’s group that investigates UFOs. The photo itself is said to be considered “Unclassified and For Official Use Only,” however, because the image and accompanying report were shared on…

Government data quality framework geared to overcome poorly organised data

The Office for National Statistics has published guidelines aimed at improving “disorganised” public sector data By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 04 Dec 2020 15:15 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published guidelines to improve the quality of data in the public sector. The Government data quality framework, developed by the Government Data…