Will the government be able to salvage the Digital Services framework with a complete rebrand and a completely new approach to how it is delivered? It’s all sounding pretty positive so far.
The UK’s track record on open government is mixed. Will it take note of the detailed manifesto and recognise that an open government is a more effective government?
For decades Whitehall has been relying on a few people ‘in the know’ to form and create policy. How can we change this in a digitally-enabled, networked economy? And if we can, will the institution accept the change?
The NHS wants to use our data for ‘big data’ projects to improve services. But a new report this week suggests that maybe it isn’t quite ready to be trusted.
The Government Digital Service team come into work today without its most public face, Mike Bracken, in situ and a continuing lack of public clarity about the shape of things to come for UK digital government.
The dramatic rise of Jeremy Corbyn to opposition leader in the UK injects a fresh dynamic to the discussion of UK government IT. Does Corbynomics have room for this topic?
GDS is going through a period of uncertainty at the moment. Has the Prime Minister finally recognised its importance and will his political backing make a difference?
It was believed that government-as-a-platform had been refused by the Treasury as an idea. An FOI submitted by diginomica shows that it in fact supported the business case.
The US Digital Service is on a recruitment drive as it begins the challenge of transforming public services for the digital era. And it’s an uphill challenge.
The government has announced plans to increase its spend with SMEs. But this may just mean more spend going to SMEs via big suppliers as part of their supply chain. Does this drive the necessary change needed?
The South African government says that cloud has benefits and it would like to use more. But with a poor broadband infrastructure and electricity blackouts, it’s easier said than done.
Former GDS director Paul Shetler is now pioneering the Australian government’s work on digital transformation, with lessons learned from his UK experience helping to shape thinking.
Oracle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK government, which should help Whitehall to cut down on its spend with the supplier. It builds on a previous agreement that was made back in 2012.