Chris Ferguson, Director of National, International, Research, Service Design and Assurance and DDaT COVID-19 Hub at the Government Digital Service, takes stock of how we responded to coronavirus (COVID-19) to date, and reflects on how GDS's past paved the way.
Digital, Data and Technology
The Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream is one of 15 Civil Service Fast Stream schemes. Listen to July’s episode of the GDS Podcast to hear from current and former participants in the scheme, reflecting on their experiences.
The Technology Policy team at GDS has been working with the Civil Service Group to create the Digital, Data and Technology Functional Standard. Find out what it is, what you need to do, how it fits in with other Functional Standards and how you can contribute to the next iteration.
We finished the experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst, which helped us learn where emerging technologies can add value. We learnt this in collaboration with smaller technology companies. In our next phase, we will see prototypes develop into testable products.
The digital world is rapidly changing, and with it, GOV.UK users' expectations of how they should be interacting with our services and information. Data Labs is a newly formed multi-disciplinary team, passionate about using data in innovative ways to fulfil our users' needs and expectations.
The Notify team has adjusted its method of sending out text messages to maintain Notify's reliability. In this post we explain how it was done.
GDS has formed a Sustainability Network. One of our first tasks was to find out how much CO2 our digital services produce.
The Innovation team at GDS is working hard to bring the objectives we outlined in the Government Technology Innovation Strategy to life, and looking for new opportunities across government. Sue Bateman shares the team's next steps.
Be part of the GDS Academy's new programme and join a team of specialists helping to solve government’s most difficult problems.
GDS’s open standards lead Terence Eden joins us on our latest podcast. He talks about his mission to make government more open and the risks and rewards of emerging technology.