At Sprint 18 last week, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation, 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.
To a user, the definition of a service is simple. For those of us who work in government, though, it can be more complex. Before updating the Service Standard, we need to settle on a cross-government definition of an end-to-end service. So we carried out research to do this.
The GDS Academy has just celebrated the 1,000th graduate on its digital and agile foundation course. In this blog post we speak to 4 graduates about how the course helped them take their digital careers to the next level.
We’re working on a project called Global Digital Marketplace. It’s an expansion of the Digital Marketplace that will be open to international governments.
To mark International Women’s Day, we’ve asked our colleagues in technical roles to share what it’s like to work in government and how we can encourage more women to join the digital, data and technology profession. Here’s what they said.
We need to make sure that the new Service Standard supports everyone in government who is involved in designing and delivering services. So we’ve been working with colleagues across government to work out what challenges the new Service Standard should address. Here’s what we found out.
Earlier this month I visited GDS staff in the White Chapel Building with my senior management team. I was last there in the summer – and it was great to see everyone now fully settled in. The office felt like …
On 10 May GDS will be hosting Sprint 18. This will be an event to celebrate all the great work that has been done so far to transform government – and to look at what we’ll be doing next.
In the last 12 months, things have evolved, the context has changed and so have user needs. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is that blogging is hugely important to us. Read about some of the changes we’ve made to our blogs and what's coming up.
The GDS Better Use Of Data has won an award for the Data Science Accelerator programme which we run in conjunction with the Government Data Science Partnership. The award recognised the impact of the programme across the UK public sector, helping to increase data capabilities through the delivery of mentored projects.
A year ago we published the Government Transformation Strategy. In this post, GDS Director General Kevin Cunnington talks about how government has been transforming together and what our priorities are now.