Following the Minister for the Cabinet Office’s keynote at yesterdays launch event members of the GDS team gave five bite-size presentations introducing the work of GDS. Read all the presentations from the day
Archive for December, 2011
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, opens the new home of the Government Digital Service
We are open for business.
We have a new home. It’s taken a few months of incredibly hard work to bring six parts of Government activity into one place, but we’re here now. We’ve had huge support, from Cabinet Office colleagues, our Minister and his colleagues in Number 10, and crucially the Treasury. We’ve had great support too from many in the wider digital community to try something very different with Government and technology. We’ve done it very quickly, starting in early August, we’ve moved people, structures and buildings simultaneously, never an easy ask. And the benefits are already visible:
Read more about the new GDS home
It has been some time since we last blogged about our work relating to Assisted Digital. While we’ve been quiet, we have been busy working with our stakeholders to develop our thinking about the Assisted Digital (supporting access to Digital by Default services) and Digital Inclusion (tackling the issues that prevent everyone getting online) agendas. Of course, during this period, work has also continued on tackling the Digital Divide by encouraging people to get online.
Read more about the digital divide
I am delighted to welcome Emer Coleman to GDS, as Deputy Director of Digital Engagement. We have always supported digital engagement at GDS, and Emer’s appointment will raise our game as we develop more products and services with partners and developers inside and outside Government. Emer’s experience in Government, and particularly in freeing-up transport data and her work at the Greater London Authority, means we have another great talent at the Government Digital Service. Read more about Emer Coleman