Feeds

New minister for Whitehall IT

Angela Smith, come on down

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Junior minister Angela Smith has been handed the government IT brief, with responsibility for security across Whitehall.

She will take over some of the Cabinet Office responsibilities of "digital engagement" minister Tom Watson, who quit the front bench earlier this year.

As well as looking after the information security and assurance brief, the government's chief information officer John Suffolk will report to Smith. She will therefore have responsibility for the "transformational government" strategy, a broad effort to update and outsource the delivery of public services.

Smith previously worked as a government whip and as a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office. Immediately prior to joining the Cabinet Office she was one of Gordon Brown's parliamentary private secretaries. ®

Correction: This article originally stated Angela Smith of the Cabinet Office had been an aide to Yvette Cooper and been embroiled in the MPs expenses scandal. This was incorrect; there are two Labour MPs called Angela Smith. We regret the error.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.