I wanted to point you to a post on the GOV.UK Verify blog that you might have missed. It talks about the programme’s objectives, and how the team has been making progress to meet those objectives.
Mike Bracken - former Director General, Government Digital Service
I’ve written about the important work we’ve been doing in building a Digital and Technology profession across government. Digital transformation of government is bigger than any one person.
A few years ago, I stood up at the first GDS all-staff meeting and told everyone there to “look sideways”, by which I meant: don’t get stuck in silos of your own making.
Mike Bracken explains how Defra are putting data first.
We've talked a lot about the preparation work we're doing for Government as a Platform.
At the end of last week I went to see my boss, John Manzoni to tell him I’m leaving government.
A few weeks ago, we welcomed some friends from America to our office in London, members of the United States Digital Service (USDS) and 18F.
As part of the work we’re doing to prepare for government as a platform, we’ve been investigating ways to help government agencies use shared platforms and data registers to build better services.
Part of building government as a platform is people.
A little rant, if you’ll forgive the indulgence. It includes a confession, to make up for the ranting.
Related content and links
Government Digital Service
Government Digital Service (GDS) builds platforms, products and services that help deliver a simple, joined-up and personalised experience of government to everyone.
Government’s authentication and digital identity solution
Read GDS’s recent blog post for an update on our one login for government programme, including live beta, onboarding and feature development.
Be part of the transformation
If you’re interested in joining us, check out all open opportunities on the GDS careers site.
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- Join the user research panel for GDS products and services 15 December 2021
- GDS is 10: we’re ready for our next chapter 8 December 2021