UK – Establishes the Government Digital Service

The Government Digital  Service is the new name for the organisation created by the merging of Directgov and the Cabinet Office Digital Delivery and Digital Engagement teams, following the recommendations of the Martha Lane Fox review “Directgov 2010 and Beyond”. The organisation will be led by Chris Chant and will be based in the Cabinet Office as part of the Efficiency and Reform Group.

This new organisation will be the centre for digital government in the UK, building and championing a ‘digital culture’ that puts the user first and delivers the best, low cost public services possible. To deliver this vision and the government’s digital priorities requires a new streamlined, agile organisation and an operating structure with an integrated, flexible team of skilled staff.

Government as a Platform introduces “a new vision for digital government; a common core infrastructure of shared digital systems, technology and processes on which it’s easy to build brilliant, user-centric government services”.

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