The UK celebrates Black History Month in October. Throughout the month, the Government Digital Service has been hosting events and activities centred on the theme of “Black Excellence”. On our latest podcast, we discuss Black excellence in tech with colleagues and other public servants about careers, advice for young Black people interested in working in tech, and actions for allies to implement.
You can now sign up for the September run of ‘Introduction to content design’ on FutureLearn. In this post, we share why and how we built and ran the course, and what we’ve learnt so far.
Content design lets users understand exactly what they need to do and when. It’s a way of translating complex policy into an easy to understand format. Learn more about content design and how its helped government in this month’s podcast.
Alex Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office, gives an update on senior leadership changes in the digital, data and technology (DDaT) profession.
The GOV.UK Notify team wants to use content design to save the public sector time and money. We’re looking for volunteers to help us work out how.
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.
Find out about GOV.UK Pay’s progress in the last year to support large services and lower-tech services to move payments online, and what we’re looking at in the future.
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.
The Local Digital Declaration celebrates its second birthday on 4 July. Listen to June’s episode of the GDS Podcast to find out how it started, how it connects people and how it helps local government organisations build digital services and platforms.
We are reflecting on the impact of our experimental first phase of the GovTech Catalyst. We found promising solutions to some of the hardest public sector challenges. After a successful first phase, we have started releasing £1 million of funds to each of the public sector teams starting Phase 2.
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.