The Cabinet Office has today published its Open Data White Paper (Unleashing the potential), a timely move given the UK’s current position as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership of 55 governments. The theme of the UK chairmanship is “Transparency Drives Prosperity” so it’s particularly pleasing to see explicit reference made to the need for government to publish a Developer Engagement Strategy. Read more
Archive for June, 2012
Managing transactional services is a complex task and can be quite bewildering with many systems and measurements involved. However, because we have digital tools and technologies, we can now pull together data from lots of different sources and inspire action through powerful visualisations. Adam Bailin from the Performance and Delivery Unit presents the Alpha of the Digital Performance Framework which intends to fulfil these aspirations.
There are challenges to running an agile approach to delivery inside a larger organisation where agile is not yet fully understood. We are frequently asked how we approach these challenges and manage them here at GDS, so here Mike Beaven explains how we are riding the paradigm and the lessons we have learned along the way.
The Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude today launched the Civil Service Reform Plan and we were glad to welcome him and Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service, to GDS this morning in advance of the announcement. You can see them chatting to GDS staff Alice Newton and Jordan Hatch in the video below.
Read more about the Civil Service Reform Plan and Digital
On Tuesday, 12th June, Mike Bracken announced that the Cabinet Office will be joining the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). The Identity Assurance Programme team explain how this will enhance a process of collaboration and inform ongoing, small-scale, alpha projects.
“Digital is not another channel, it is the delivery choice for this generation”
- Francis Maude, Minister for Cabinet Office said at the Intellect World-Class Public Services Conference today, 11 June 2012
On May 18th, the new and improved Cloudstore was released. With added functionality and more interaction between government and supplier possible, Mark O’Neill, Proposition Director – Services, explains why there has never been a better time to apply to join the GCloud.