Tag: Government Digital Service (GDS)

Institute for Government Whitehall Monitor report

The Institute for Government (IfG) recently produced the third of its Whitehall Monitor reports. If you haven’t had a look you should – it’s an interesting and well-written report by Gavin Freeguard and team that summarises the current state of

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Government as a platform for the rest of us

So far we’ve talked about the technology that makes Government as a Platform work, and the technical benefits it brings, but less about the more tangible benefits for everyone else in government. For policy people, for front line staff, for

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Our plan for data

After a few years looking after the UK’s efforts on open data and policy innovation I am taking on a new role as Director of Data from within the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office. I’m excited about this

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Registers: authoritative lists you can trust

We’ve mentioned registers a few times on this blog, most recently in relation to the work of the Land Registry building on the steel thread, the brilliant new Companies House public beta, and their importance for building platforms. For the

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Better services with patterns and standards

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the design blog about what public services might look like in a world of government as a platform. In a nutshell, platforms, open data, and shared components (the building blocks of

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At the end of last week I went to see my boss, John Manzoni to tell him I’m leaving government. I wanted to take a moment here to thank everyone for the tremendous help I’ve been given in the last

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