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The government technology landscape has shifted significantly since we made our commitment to Cloud First nearly 4 years ago. Departments have become more mature in their uptake of cloud services; to support this need, we've added further clarification to our cloud guidance and policy.
By making use of cloud services we’re providing the right technology to make sharing government buildings easier.
Last week I said a fond farewell to GDS as my time as the Government’s Chief Technology Office came to an end. I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on what I have seen and learnt over the last 4 years at GDS.
Building upon the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and India to share knowledge and skills in digital transformation, we travelled to India to discover how the Government of India is transforming online access to services for citizens and how we can work together.
James Stewart talks about why we are committed to the cloud, how this commitment has changed how we think about technology, and what we plan to do next.
The Supplier Standard was announced by Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, on 7 September 2016. Andy Beale talks about how important the principles of the Standard are for building relationships between government and industry.
Today, we’re pleased to be able to announce the new Technology Code of Practice. The feedback we received from government departments, the tech industry and other interested parties has been a huge help. But we also identified further areas for improvement.
James Stewart talks about his expanded role: developing our approach to technology leadership, open standards and architecture.
Getting people involved in the process of writing the new Technology Code of Practice has been incredibly useful. Now we need your support to craft the final iteration.