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
Mike Bracken (@mtbracken) is Executive Director of Digital in the Cabinet Office, and head of the Government Digital Service (GDS).
Congratulations to the team at Companies House for taking their new free information service into public beta today.
The pre-election period (PEP) is over, and we can talk publicly about our work once more.
With this parliament drawing to a close, it’s time to take what we’ve learned over the last few years and work out how to pick up the pace of digital transformation in the years to come.
As some of you might have seen earlier in the week, I've just been appointed as the government's first Chief Data Officer.
Walking around the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) in Birmingham, it struck me that this is digital transformation done right.
Last November, HMRC published its digital strategy. Among many other things, it said: We will enhance the systems that provide and support our digital services by building a multi-channel digital tax platform, upon which all new digital services operate.
It’s easy for everyone to get wrapped up in the new, shiny services that the transformation programme has brought.
Last week, we held an event: Sprint 15. It marked the culmination of the two-year transformation project that began with Sprint 13, when we made our plan clear: there were 400 days to transform government.
Lots of my blog posts in recent months have included a bit of moaning about failure waste - problems created by poorly-designed services, most of them decades old and paper-heavy, that leave their users with nothing but questions.