Digital e-hub

 

Audit Scotland supports the improvement of public services by looking at how public money is spent, and whether policies are achieving desired outcomes for individuals and bodies. We do this through our annual audits of individual public sector bodies and through more specific audits of local and national digital and ICT programmes.

Our Digital audit strategy (PDF 436Kb) sets out the three main components of digital audit:

Digital auditing

Using digital technology, tools and technologies to support and deliver audit work. Making best use of available data to inform audits.

Auditing digital

Taking a flexible and risk-based approach to auditing digital public services. Integrating digital risks into our performance and financial audits and developing products to add value to stakeholders.

Digital capacity and resilience

Working across the organisation to involve the right experience and skills in the right places. To upskill our workforce to support digital audit and ensure our resilience.

We have created this hub to pull together different resources from our past auditing digital work and that of others. It also sets out our future plans. We intend to publish further resources and guidance, including fact sheets on specific digital topics.


Timeline

Digital timeline

 


Exhibits

Our reports feature several exhibits that visualise complex data and processes in an accessible and informative way. See the examples below or click on our reports to find out more.


Reports

Our digital work includes an overarching guide of lessons learned from public sector ICT projects, and reports on digital related programmes for central government, infrastructure and health.

 


Future work

 

Digital in central government (Summer 2019)

Continue to monitor digital programmes at a local level through annual audit work

 

 


Resources

Scottish Parliament

Giving evidence to Parliament

EURORAI conference

Conferences and other activities

We take part in a range of engagement activities to spread the word about our work on digital in the public sector in Scotland. Senior Manager Gemma Diamond and Audit Manager Morag Campsie spoke at the recent events listed below. 

Other research briefings, reports and tools

National Audit Office

UK Audit offices

The National Audit Office (NAO) has produced the following reports and guidance on digital and cyber security related issues :

Information on good practice is also available from the Welsh Audit Office’s seminar ‘Inspiring public services to deliver independence and well-being through digital ambition’ hosted in June 2018.

A collection of international Publications on Digital Government is available from the OECD, ranging from 2003 - present.

 

Government guidance

Government information

The Scottish Government and UK Government provide the following strategies and guidance:


Get in touch

To discuss Audit Scotland’s work on digital or let us know what you think about this page, please contact:

Gemma Diamond

Gemma Diamond, Senior Manager gdiamond@auditscotland.gov.uk

Morag Campsie

Morag Campsie, Audit Manager mcampsie@auditscotland.gov.uk