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About the Government Digital Service

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The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office and we are here to make digital government simpler, clearer and faster for everyone.

We maintain a clear, easy-to-navigate and welcoming front door to government, build common platforms to help departments make better digital services and use our unique position at the centre of government to connect the dots and provide users a seamless experience online. We start with user needs. We are agile. We work to a set of Design Principles that guide us in everything we do.

We believe in working openly, because making things open makes them better.

We've won design awards, and are recognised world leaders in public sector digital innovation. Digital government teams in the US, Australia and New Zealand were established on the same model, and follow very similar principles.

Find out more about our strategy for 2021-2024.

We use this blog to think out loud, and let the world know what we're doing. If you have comments or questions, please get in touch. You can email us, and we're on Twitter.

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