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 (@mtbracken) is Executive Director of Digital in the Cabinet Office, and head of the Government Digital Service (GDS).
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.