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.
The Data Standards Authority (DSA) launched several pieces of guidance last month. We’ve invited experts from the Government Digital Service and the Office for National Statistics to explain what data standards are, why they’re important, and what the DSA plans to do in this month’s podcast.
Jen Allum, Head of GOV.UK, shares an update on how GOV.UK is responding to evolving user needs and progressing plans to personalise digital interactions with government.
New social media platforms and trends, and trends on these platforms, spring up all the time. To keep users of the GDS Social Media Playbook informed, Vanessa Schneider highlights key changes and updates.
DIT’s data team explain how working in the open resulted in improvements to the GOV.UK Notify service.