This month we hear from colleagues in the GOV.UK Platform as a Service team, and from some teams across government who are using the service.
Government as a Platform
Government as a Platform is a common core infrastructure of shared digital systems, technology and processes on which it’s easy to build brilliant, user-centric government services. Examples include GOV.UK Pay and GOV.UK Notify.
Government as a Platform (GaaP) products make it quicker and cheaper to create digital services. This month we're celebrating 4 milestones.
Many public sector organisations are feeling pressure on their services because of coronavirus. Read about the products that Government as a Platform offers that help continue essential delivery of services, and support the development of new services required by the situation.
More than 100 local and central government organisations have signed up - with the service available in hundreds of locations around the UK. If your organisation is not on GovWifi yet, now's the time to join.
Following our October post about the future of GOV.UK Verify, find out more details about the programme's priorities over the coming 18 months.
The standards and guidelines that currently underpin the way GOV.UK Verify works will now be opened up to the private sector to build on. Here's how that will work.
Having the GaaP suite of common tools, components and guidance meant that the teams at the Department for International Trade could draw on technical expertise and products that would have been too costly to procure independently.
Neil Barlow is the Service Manager and Head of Policy for MOTs at the DVSA. In this post, he describes how GOV.UK Notify is helping remind hundreds of thousands of citizens that their MOTs are due for renewal.
GovWifi is a single wifi login which can be installed by government departments over their existing infrastructure. Users register once, they don’t need to remember a password or sign in to different networks when they move between buildings. Simply put: it makes it easier for people to do their work.
So far, GOV.UK Pay has only been available to central government bodies, but we’re now ready to start offering GOV.UK Pay to local government.