On Tuesday night some of us from across government departments involved in the Government Data Programme caught up with a group of external data users over a few mince pies. As always it was good to hang out with …

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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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The UK government hopes to boost its ability to analyse and act upon the data it collects via a new cross government ‘Data Leaders Network’ and newly-appointed director of data Paul Maltby. ComputerworldUK explains its plans – and the pitfalls. …

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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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The head of open data at the Cabinet Office on braving social media, following up the Shakespeare review and the G8 summit You joined the Cabinet Office as director of open data and transparency in January. What will be your …

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