Today we’ve published the latest quarterly progress report about the work we’ve been doing with departments on the Government Digital Strategy. It highlights how we have turned our attention to improving services we provide to support departments moving to digital by default ways of working.
Structure and resources
It was three years ago that UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox sent Francis Maude her review of Government Online. In 2011 we created the Government Digital Service; in 2012 we launched GOV.UK; and from January 2013, we have been making strides on supporting departments in transforming 25 of the most important government transactions.
As we’ve taken on all these challenges, we’ve needed to look at how digital teams in government are structured and resourced to do this.
We’ve been concentrating on things like our HR and recruitment work, and developing frameworks to help buy in the right digital services and suppliers.
We’ve also been changing the way we lead, coordinate and deliver technology to support digital. The Office of the Chief Technology Officer is now working with a Technology Leaders network drawn from experts across government to provide strategic direction and promote best practice on how technology can support digital.
These are significant changes which give us solid foundations for the future. We’ve got a hugely ambitious programme of work running with colleagues across government, and we’re looking forward to seeing these starting to show ever more improved outcomes for users – the real measure of success.
You can read an overview of everything we’ve delivered this quarter in the latest update.
Well, we certainly won’t be standing still! As well as carrying on with GOV.UK transition and service transformation, we’ll be continuing our technology work; in particular next quarter we’re aiming to improve hosting arrangements. In December, we will provide an annual report on progress with delivering the Government Digital Strategy. As part of this, we are considering whether there are new actions we need to add or any areas that need a refresh.
Watch this space!