The final episode of the Government Digital Service Podcast in 2020 takes a look back at what happened over the past 12 months at GDS.
GDS turns 9 this year, and colleagues across the organisation are marking the occasion by sharing their memories since joining, and what they are doing at GDS now.
This month’s episode of the GDS Podcast is all about GOV.UK Pay, the government’s payment service. Listen to the GOV.UK Pay Team talk about how the product works, and also hear from users across the public sector.
For the first time, government is making real-time passport validity checks available to the private sector. The time-limited Document Checking Service (DCS) pilot has launched with a small group of participants in order to investigate how government can support the growing digital identity market.
We’re looking at new content models and strategies to support the ways in which GOV.UK is developing to meet changing user needs. Here’s an overview of our thinking and the work we’ve done so far.
The UK celebrates Black History Month in October. Throughout the month, the Government Digital Service has been hosting events and activities centred on the theme of “Black Excellence”. On our latest podcast, we discuss Black excellence in tech with colleagues and other public servants about careers, advice for young Black people interested in working in tech, and actions for allies to implement.
The Government Digital Service worked with organisations across government, alongside multilaterals, to create the Digital Buying Guide. It helps civil servants in governments across the world improve their procurement processes. Read to find out how and why it was created.
The UK has come second in the Digital Government Index (DGI) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). We share why this is important, and what's next for us.
We took advantage of the switch to remote working and tried new working practices in GOV.UK Pay. Our aim was to help people find a balance between work and life that works for them. Here’s what happened.
In Alison Pritchard's final blog post as Director General for GDS, she reflects on her 13-month tenure.