E-government bulletin
ISSUE 336, 01 June 2011
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New Cloud strategy

NEWS: UK Government Set To Publish New Cloud Strategy.

The UK government is set to publish a cloud computing implementation strategy in the next three months, Joe Harley, the UK government's chief information officer (CIO), told this month's meeting of the Parliamentary IT Committee (PITCOM)....

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NEWS: Secure Services By Bank Card Just A Year Away.

UK citizens will be able to access online government services using bank smart cards by August 2012, according to the latest details emerging of joint research projects run by the government with financial institutions....

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Online donating

NEWS: Technology is Key Enabler in 'Giving White Paper'.

Online charitable donation platforms on central government websites and a financial boost for the UK's online volunteering database are among measures set out in the government's recent 'Giving White Paper', aimed at making it easier for people to give time and money to good social causes....

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Voter Investigation: A 'data matching' pilot exercise is being undertaken by 22 local authorities across the UK to increase levels of electoral registration and fight electoral fraud. The exercise will involve electoral registration officers cross-referencing information on public authority databases with information on electoral registers. Officers will compare names, dates of birth and addresses on the two databases, offering those whose names are missing on the electoral register the chance to be added on, and investigating potentially fraudulent cases or names added on in error:

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Full Flag: The full version of 'Planting the Flag', a strategy for enabling local public service reform through innovative use of ICT has been released by the Society of IT Management, after a summary version of the report was launched at the organisation's recent Spring Conference (see E-Government Bulletin 334: http://bit.ly/kM40Vz ). The full version of the document includes detailed breakdowns of six key information and technology issues to help drive success in reforming local public services, including: digital access and inclusion; local public services infrastructure; business change; and information governance:

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Keynote Chant: Chris Chant, interim Director of Digital at the Cabinet Office, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year's Building Perfect council Websites conference, set to be held on 14 July at Olympia 2 Conference Centre, central London. Chant will deliver a talk entitled: 'How to save millions by moving services online'. Social media; accessibility; and mobile web are among other key topics to be covered. For the latest programme details, price details and to register to attend, follow the link below:

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Glyn Evans

Glyn Evans, Socitm's new President.

Glyn Evans, corporate director of business change for Birmingham City Council, was recently confirmed as the new president of the Society of IT Management (Socitm). Evans has had extensive involvement with Socitm throughout his career, having been a member for over 20 years, and previously chairing the organisation's policy group, Socitm Futures, as well as its predecessor, the Socitm Information Age Government Group. Here, he discusses his thoughts and hopes for the presidency with E-Government Bulletin....

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New Socitm President's plans..

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