As the social media landscape has changed vastly over the past couple of years, we thought it was time to refresh our playbook and share what we do, along with our recommendations for best practice.
Learn more about the new set of guiding principles that will help support local authorities deliver digital services and platforms that meet the needs of citizens.
At Sprint 18 last week, Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden launched the first competition of the £20 million GovTech Fund. The competition, which will aim to address the Home Office’s ‘Daesh’ challenge, is now open for applications.
We have revised the Open Standards Principles to make it easier for departments to adopt open standards. The updated version of the principles uses clearer language and clarifies several important points.
There was a bit of a buzz at GDS on Tuesday as we welcomed our new minister Caroline Nokes to the new home of GDS in Whitechapel. This was an early chance for the Minister to get a deeper understanding of how GDS is supporting the delivery of digital transformation in Government and to take a look around our new offices.
The Minister for Cabinet Office announced the launch of the Government Transformation Strategy, which charts the direction of the digitally enabled transformation of government.
Earlier this week, I was asked to speak on this subject at TechUK’s Public Sector 2030 event.
Phil Rumens is the Digital Services Manager at West Berkshire Council and the vice-chair of LocalGov Digital. In this post, he talks about creating a Local Government Digital Standard.
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.
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.