Welcome to this 16th edition of Civil Service Quarterly, which covers a wide range of subjects, from Brexit preparations to prison officer recruitment, and from avoiding the policy 'Valley of Death' to the use of robotics 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.
John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, explains why - and how - the organisation is transforming the way it works and why it needs to accelerate the change.
In July 2016, Campbell McCafferty was appointed the first Government Chief Security Officer. We interviewed him about a range of issues, including his priorities in the role and the security challenges facing the UK.
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.
Professor Chris Whitty, interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and CSA at the Department of Health, looks at how government scientific capability has been applied during national and international crises.
A new initiative for generating fresh policy ideas at the Department for Transport.
Dan Chugg describes the strategic communications operation he set up to counter Daesh propaganda as part of the Global Coalition for the Defeat of Isis.
Welcome to this 15th edition of Civil Service Quarterly (CSQ), which takes as its main theme, security in government.
In July 2017, the Government Communication Service (GCS) launched its second Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We interviewed Selvin Brown, Director, Engagement and Policy, HSE, and GCS Diversity & Inclusion Champion, to put the strategy in context.