Protecting and improving public health is the work of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), a little-known body that played a leading part in containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Analysis and factual trends
How has the approach to government communications changed over the last 100 years, and what lessons have we learnt?
The Government Commercial Function was instrumental in cushioning the impact of the collapse of Carillion, a major supplier of services to government.
A new competition-led approach for creating solutions to some of the defence and security challenges of the 21st century.
Read about the creation of the Geospatial Commission, the new body to help exploit the huge potential of data about location and place to fuel new businesses and better public services.
Mike Biddle of Innovate UK writes about the role of the Governments Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in increasing spending on research and development to boost economic growth.
Just over a year after it was launched, a campaign to recruit thousands of new prison officers is close to meeting its objectives ahead of time and under budget. The MoJ's Prison Officer Recruitment Programme Director explains how they did it.
How has New Zealand's civil service set about improving capability in policy development and implementation. Andrew Kibblewhite, their Head of Policy Profession, explains.
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Jeremy Heywood reflects on the contribution of the Civil Service to date in delivering on the EU referendum result.
Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, outlines four measures already announced as part of the UK's Active Cyber Defence programme.