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.
The GDS Academy, DWP and HMRC recently ran an internship programme with 3 universities. We're now planning to extend this project to further departments across the country, and hoping that more universities can get involved.
There are 4 vacancies on the Open Standards Board. We want expert volunteers from outside government to take part in this important work. Interested? Find out how to apply in this post.
The GDS Accessibility team is here to make it easier for departments to build government services that are accessible for everyone. We want to ensure that there are no barriers that might prevent anyone from accessing a service.
Five years ago, with agencies and other departments, GDS took 2,000 government sites and turned them into a single publishing platform. In this blog post, people inside and outside GDS tell us what GOV.UK means to them.
We want to make it easier for users to find what they need on GOV.UK. So, we partnered with the Department for Transport and its agencies to transform the GOV.UK transport content.
We have a responsibility to make sure GDS is a healthy place to work, where everyone feels able to talk about their mental health and ask for support if they need it.
On 11 September, GDS and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) hosted the ‘Open Procurement for a Digital Government’ event. Find out what happened and where we go from here.
We last updated the Service Standard in 2015. Since then, things have moved on. Sign up for one of our workshops to give your feedback on the proposed changes to the Standard.
At GDS we’ve been celebrating National Inclusion Week. This year’s theme is ‘Connect for inclusion’, and we’ve been running events and discussing the importance of how we value difference at work and benefit from inclusion.
At this year's Blog Camp, we brought together blog editors from across government to share ideas and best practice, to create connections and partnerships, and to consider how we can blog bigger and better.