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the inadequate scope of public sector "reform"

In the 1999 book “Reinventing Government”, information is placed at the centre of the government reform model:

The rings identify multiple aspects that need to be addressed when attempting reform. 1,026 more words

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improving data science ethics

Just over a year ago the UK’s data science ethical framework was put out for consultation. The purpose of the framework was

to give civil servants guidance on conducting data science projects, and the confidence to innovate with data…

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towards a "future society" book

“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” – Melvin Kranzberg (1917-1995)

A generation ago it was possible to work in an occupation requiring little or no formal educational qualifications and earn sufficient income to support a home and family.

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better use of data

I’ve been using the following simplified slides in briefings and discussions about “data sharing” and the “data sharing” provisions in the Digital Economy Bill. I thought I might as well share them more widely. 418 more words

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Escaping waterfall government and the myth of 'digital transformation'

Writing with my colleague Cassian Young, in a new article in Computer Weekly we consider why an agile approach to digital programmes will not transform Whitehall – unless the waterfall approach to policy and decision-making is overhauled too. 66 more words

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