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  1. Improving government data: A guide for senior leaders

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This guide is aimed at accounting officers, chief executives, director
    generals, directors and chief operating officers and people responsible for government services.

  2. Investigation into the Digital Services Tax

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    The Digital Services Tax has raised more revenue than forecast by the Government and increased the amount of UK tax paid by big digital companies. HMRC’s compliance work is ongoing and it has yet to identify any non-compliance among business groups, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

  3. A digital BBC

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    This report assesses whether the BBC is on track to deliver value to its users from its digital transformation.

  4. Six reasons why digital transformation is still a problem for government

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    It’s revealing to look at the timeline of digital transformation initiatives over the last 25 years. Government’s ambition for ‘world class’ services using joined-up systems and data goes back to the mid 1990s, from where we can trace a steady stream of policies and initiatives right through to last autumn’s National Data Strategy. Most of […]

  5. Guidance for audit committees on cloud services

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    Our cloud guidance for audit committees builds on our 2019 guidance. We have seen more of the public sector turn to cloud services and government spending with the major cloud providers has increased in the last five years. We have updated our guidance to reflect this and to recognise wider developments and evolution of cloud services.

  6. How to audit artificial intelligence models

    Insight Opinion

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    In our ever-increasing digital and automatized world, certain buzzwords are becoming more centre stage in the public sector. One of them is “artificial intelligence”. While the concept, and development, of artificial intelligence is not new (artificial intelligence was first recognised as a formal discipline in the mid-1950s), it is a word that has been casually […]

  7. Mapping the Justice landscape 

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    This piece explains how the NAO uses spatial analytics to bring audit teams closer to the data and visualise the complex geographic relationships at work behind the scenes in the justice system.

  8. Government Shared Services

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    The Government has made progress delivering its latest strategy to share back-office services across Whitehall departments in the past year, but remaining barriers will need to be addressed for it to deliver its plans by 2028 and achieve value for money, according to the National Audit Office.

  9. Improving Broadband

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    This report considers what the Superfast Broadband Programme has delivered and the lessons for government’s roll-out of nationwide gigabit broadband.

  10. Cyber and information security: Good practice guide

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    Audit committees should be scrutinising cyber security arrangements. To aid them, this guidance complements government advice by setting out high-level questions and issues for audit committees to consider.

  11. Better data means better services – so how can government get there?

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    The shielding programme was a swift government wide response to identify and protect clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people against COVID-19. Our recent report on Protecting and supporting the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown, shows how government quickly recognised the need to provide food, medicines and basic care to those CEV people shielding. This had to […]

  12. Taking on the challenge of public sector cyber security

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    The government recently published its new Cyber Security Strategy specifically aimed at building a cyber resilient public sector. Resilience is key in underpinning its vision to make the UK a cyber power in a world increasingly shaped by technologies that offer many benefits but also pose risks. The strategy reiterates that government remains an attractive […]

  13. The National Law Enforcement Data Programme

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    This report assesses the Home Office’s progress in delivering the National Law Enforcement Data Service programme to replace outdated police ICT systems.

  14. How data analytics can help with audits

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    Data analytics has become an integral part of the audit process. And where a few years ago it was an area where we were exploring and creating tactical solutions to problems, today the NAO, like many organisations, has developed a strong capability and is making significant progress towards the widespread adoption of data analytics across […]