All ministerial department corporate sites, as well as those of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, are now on the single government domain.
"The GDS should increase its behavioural research to see what prevents capable internet users from using online public services more. Our research suggests there are reasons other than lack of awareness, frustration with services or lack of trust. Some users feel that, while a digital channel is appropriate for shopping, it is not formal enough for some government business. GDS needs to understand these behaviours".
Members of the Open Standards Board have been announced.
The UK Cabinet Office (CO) supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensure the effective running of government. The CO is also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and takes the lead in critical policy areas including: supporting collective government, helping to ensure the effective development, coordination and implementation [...]
GOV.UK is the new place for corporate and policy information from the Cabinet Office.
The Next Generation Shared Services Strategy outlines how government departments and arms-length bodies will work together to share functions such as HR, procurement, finance and payroll to deliver potential savings of between £400 and £600 million a year in administration costs.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, unveiled the pilot of the Government
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude welcomes signing of e-Libya agreement by the UK and Libya
The launch of a second SME-friendly “G-Cloud framework”, giving more companies an opportunity to supply G-Cloud services through the CloudStore online catalogue, illustrates the progress in implementing the Government’s ICT Str…
Francis Maude: “We are confident that the PSN programme will substantially reduce the cost of communication services across government.”
The private sector and the open data community are to have greater influence over the release of public sector data to encourage the creation of high-value businesses and promote economic growth, the Government announced today.
A new deal with one of the Government’s biggest IT services suppliers, Capgemini, will help lead to savings over £200 million, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, announced today.
Francis Maude: “there is no turning back on the digital age – the future is open”.
The risks from cyberspace (including the internet, wider telecommunications networks and computer systems) have been identified by the Government as a high priority risk. The UK is facing an ongoing, persistent threat from other states, terrorists and criminals operating in cyberspace. In less than 16 years the number of global web users has exploded from [...]
The UK Government’s Strategic Implementation Plan on ICT planning and deployment provides a reference for central government and is designed to be read alongside the Government ICT Strategy The Government’s ICT Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan will deliver better public services for less cost. Through reuse and sharing of our ICT assets, we will improve [...]
Speech given by Francis Maude at the ‘Public Procurement Briefing 2012: Driving a culture of innovation and enterprise with SMEs’ event in March 2012.
Francis Maude: “there is a growing realisation that data is the new resource of the 21st Century”.
Reference: UK/2006/SI/5 The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 specify the procedures to be followed in relation to the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public services contracts by public bodies called contracting authorities. They form part of the rules and regulations about public procurement, and are subject of continued debate about how these are [...]
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 makes provision about civil contingencies by establishing data-sharing protocols and guidance amongst emergency services and utilities and transport companies, including fixed and mobile telephone service providers in the event of national emergency… The UK government aims to ensure that people are able to go about their business freely and with confidence. [...]