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Posts about the digital transformation work GDS and the wider government is undertaking.

Buying digitally, with social purpose

Homepage of the Digital Buying Guide.

The Government Digital Service worked with organisations across government, alongside multilaterals, to create the Digital Buying Guide. It helps civil servants in governments across the world improve their procurement processes. Read to find out how and why it was created.

Driving better outcomes through continuous support

An office at UK Export Finance.

Transformation is exciting, but can be intimidating at the same time. It also doesn't always go to plan. GDS Standards Assurance and UK Export Finance want to share our transformation journey, focusing on how we got to the point where we are doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.

Transforming GOV.UK: the future of digital public services

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Jen Allum on the stage, with a screen in the background reading 'Government in 2019 is still striving to meet user expectations'

Since 2012, we’ve taken nearly 2,000 government websites and combined them into a single site. But over these last 7 years, both technology and user expectations have changed in profound ways. In this post, Jen Allum talks about the next big phase of GOV.UK.

Back to the future: realising the strategy for innovation

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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. 

Spend controls: saving money and making things better

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Through the spend controls process, GDS works with departments to ensure they (and the taxpayer) are getting the best value from anything they’re building or buying. Here are some of the things we’ve achieved over the past 12 months.

What we’ve learned so far at our Sprint events and how to register for the next one

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As we prepare for our Sprint 19 event in London in September, here are 4 things we’ve learned from the 4 Sprint events we’ve held so far this year. You will also find information about how to register for the London event.

Crowdsourcing guidance on what good services look like

pieces of paper attached to a wall. One reads 'be consistent throughout' and the other one 'have no dead ends'

In this post, we talk about how we crowdsourced knowledge, ideas and expertise to define what a good service looks like. Find out how we did it and why we need your feedback.