Government’s Geospatial Commission has made some promising progress but Leigh Dodds of the ODI believes that increasing the openness of data and enhancing support for local government should be among the next steps
This week saw the official launch of the Singapore’s dedicated government tech agency GovTech. Rebecca Hill spoke to the organisation’s chief information officer Chan Cheow Hoe about the issues facing government digital services and how his team is addressing them.
The Government Digital Service has created a template to create Whitehall promotional campaign websites that follows the GOV.UK design principles.
The slow roll-out of the government’s identity assurance programme Verify is holding the UK’s progress towards e-government back, according to Cagemini.
Nineteen councils have been chosen to take part in the local government trial of the identity assurance programme Verify, as GDS announces plans to look at council tax next.
The digital team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is to hold a networking event for people working in and with the department in data-related roles.
Local government digital officers have said that councils need to be more honest about poor products from big suppliers and work together to demand change.
A recently-launched collaborative platform for co-funding and co-designing public services has won the backing of the association for digital leaders in the public sector Socitm.
Digital technology offer charities a wealth of options. But Tris Lumley of think-tank New Philanthropy Capital says that they should heed advice from the Government Digital Service and take user-centric approach to transformation.
The government’s Common Technology Services has urged civil servants to join technology communities, promising them greater influence in decision-making, in a move to boost collaboration.
The government has urged police, fire and rescue forces to boost collaboration on procurement as data published yesterday shows more could be done to cut costs.
The Government Digital Service is evolving not retreating, and its new leader has the chance to complete the cultural shift from confrontation to collaboration, writes Matthew Trimming of entry market company META
The Government Digital Service is updating its content operating model and plans to rollout the new version as early as April 2017.
Liverpool and Salford councils have announced they are to share a technology platform that provider SAP hopes will expand across the north.
The Government Digital Service is learning to be more empathetic and humble, according to its chief operating officer Alex Holmes.
The Government Digital Service and Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Authority are looking at how local authorities could improve taxi licensing and parking permit services.
The government needs leaders that are ready to take risks and encourage culture change if it is to succeed in its efforts of digital transformation, a conference has heard.
Dominic Campbell, founder of FutureGov, is to chair a local public services board to improve engagement between local government and the tech industry.
A group of 25 Scottish local authorities are joining forces to recruit a shared chief digital officer to work across the sector.
Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.
Civil service inertia is the "biggest challenge" facing the Government Digital Service as it presses ahead with plans to improve Whitehall's digital efforts, according to GDS chief Stephen Foreshew-Cain.