At Sprint 18 last week, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation, launched the first competition of the £20 million GovTech Fund. The competition, which will aim to address the Home Office’s ‘Daesh’ challenge, is now open for applications.
The way government thinks about services is changing and so is the way we write guidance for the Service Manual. Here’s what we’ve done so far on our new guidance model and what’s coming up next.
We recently blogged about some changes we were making to our blogs to make sure they meet user needs. We also ran some retro sessions at the end of last year to find out what was working and what wasn’t. Read about what we’ve done so far to address the feedback to make it easier to blog at GDS, and what’s coming up next.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend Sprint 18, make sure you read our live blog from the day. It includes a summary of what happened, photos, videos and tweets.
Sprint 18 is coming up in 1 week – on 10 May. Kevin Cunnington talks about the themes Sprint will focus on, and how they drive our work and our purpose – to help government work better for everyone.
We are introducing a new approach to the spend assurance process for technology and digital services across government. Find out how and why we’re doing this.
This year the UK is implementing the EU Directive on the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile apps. To gather your views, we’ve launched a consultation to help plan how we implement the Directive.
The G-Cloud 10 framework is now open for applications, meaning that new and existing suppliers can offer their cloud technology and support to organisations across the public sector.
Being agile doesn’t mean simply installing a methodology and then religiously sticking to that methodology. A little while ago we learned that we had a few challenges with GOV.UK delivery. So we had to adapt our approach. Here’s what we did and what we learned.
In November last year, colleagues from DCMS got in touch with us to find out about the work we do with Codebar, a non-profit organisation that runs coding workshops for under-represented people in tech. They wanted to run something similar for colleagues who were interested in learning to code. Here's what happened next.
We have revised the Open Standards Principles to make it easier for departments to adopt open standards. The updated version of the principles uses clearer language and clarifies several important points.