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.
The new Success Profiles will allow managers to take a broader view of job candidates and whether they have the right skills, experience, behaviours and strengths for the role.
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.
Robotics, or robotic process automation, are already in use in government and have the potential to help civil servants work more efficiently and effectively, and in more rewarding roles.
In the CSQ Interview, Andrea Siodmok describes the work of the Cabinet-Office-based Policy Lab, and its ambition to give cutting-edge support to the 17,000 policy-makers in government.
Dr Jen Gold, Head of the What Works Team, sees growing opportunities for policy-makers to generate more of their own evidence of what works.
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.
Charlie Stansfield from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) gives an insight into the little-known work of a world-leading forensic science facility in keeping the UK safe.
Steve Darling, Head of Better Regulation at Defra, describes an innovative approach to managing the department's stock of legislation and the benefits of easier access to it.
We asked Home Office data scientist Aimee Murphy what attracted her to the Civil Service and how she is using and developing her skills.