Part of building government as a platform is people.
Most people have to pay government money at some point or another. For example, when you pay tax, or renew your passport, or get a new driver’s licence, or buy an environmental permit.
The other day, while driving along a local shortcut, I was faced with a ‘road closed’ sign and had to u-turn. Beyond the sign, there was no road where road had been yesterday.
If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a ‘content designer’ and an ‘editor’, here Holly Challenger and Beck Thompson reveal all.
Licence, permit, registration, certification, accreditation - government has lots of different ways for people to get permission to do something.
A little rant, if you’ll forgive the indulgence. It includes a confession, to make up for the ranting.
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution max_d80 A few months ago I decided to take my experience as a communications manager in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and go on secondment to GOV.UK
Back in January, the Australian government said it would be setting up a new Digital Transformation Office. That was great news. We were happy to welcome Australia to our international community of governments
Jamie Arnold has been part of GDS since the very beginning, working on the early stages of GOV.UK and many other projects since.
Last week we welcomed visitors from the US Digital Service and 18F over here for the best part of a week to swap stories, experiences, and mistakes.