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I left my data in San Francisco

Central government in the US and the UK is wielding its open data stick, but how does this translate to local and regional level? San Francisco is setting an interesting pace for others to follow.

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Open data must drive digital

A week after President Barack Obama issued an Open Data mandate for the US federal sector, the UK government's independent review into the same subject has resulted in an urgent call for a national data strategy in order to empower a wider open data agenda.

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Digital Decision Maker: Denise McDonagh

As G-Cloud programme director within the UK Cabinet Office, McDonagh is pushing through a paradigm shift in public sector ICT procurement and deployment. But can she get the Luddites into digital champions?

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Digital diagnosis: vital signs good

Now here's a thing - the so-called 'Facebook-generation' of digital natives get just as wound up about the confidentiality of their medical data as anyone else. What a digital dilemma!

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Digital design principles need a boost

There's been a lot of satisfaction in Whitehall over the success of the GOV.UK website winning the Digital category at the annual Designs of Year Awards, but the real success will lie in boosting the profile of design in the public sector.