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Sen. Ron Wyden wants to protect your data from Big Tech, if Congress lets him His bill is stuck in Congress and probably won't make moves until the rest of Capitol Hill sees online privacy as an issue worth fixing. And that might ...
The next big thing in online dating security Staying safe while online dating is two-fold – protect yourself and protect ... on improved data security and privacy standards to protect individuals. For ...
The GDS Story This is a video about how the Government Digital Service is helping the UK Government to transform.
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How GOV.UK Notify has made TfL’s Dial-a-Ride quicker and easier Transport for London’s (TfL) Dial-a-Ride is a free service for customers with mobility impairments and they have been using GOV.UK Notify to let customers know when drivers will be arriving.
GOV.UK Notify is a system that lets you send emails, ...
Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Fast Stream 2019 Fast Streamers across the UK government talk about their experiences on the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Fast Stream.
The 4 year leadership programme is available to graduates and existing civil servants. If you are a civil servant, you don't ...
Using GOV.UK Notify at NHSBT NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) uses GOV.UK Notify, the government's notifications tool, to send text messages to donors. These messages include appointment reminders or change of venue texts.
GOV.UK Notify allows the NHSBT team to send out hundreds of thousands ...
Welcome to the UK government content design community This video is an introduction to the UK government content design community. It is for content designers across government and the public sector who may be new to government, or interested in joining the Civil Service.
In the video, you ...
Building step by step journeys into GOV.UK In May 2019, the Government Digital Service (GDS) won a D&AD Award for Service Design, for their step by step navigation work.
Here, Kate Ivey-Williams, Service Design Lead at GDS, explains the work.
Step by step journeys are a way ...
Sprint 2019: the journey so far Over May and June, a series of 4 Sprint events ran around the UK, in collaboration with the governments of Scotland and Wales as well as the Northern Ireland Civil Service and Leeds City Council.
These events have put a ...
GovTech Catalyst - using technology to improve social housing at Leeds City Council Leeds City Council is using GovTech Catalyst funding to develop technology that can help improve the condition of social housing in the city.
In this video, 3 members of the council explain how innovation in this area could improve tenants' ...
Welcome to the UK government design community This video is an introduction to the UK government design community for designers new to government or those interested in joining the Civil Service.
In the video, you will hear designers from different departments explain how being in the community ...
GOV.UK Verify: How it works GOV.UK Verify is a secure way to prove who you are online. It makes it safe, quick and easy to access government services like filing your tax or checking the information on your driving licence.
When you use GOV.UK Verify, ...
The GDS Academy If you work in the public sector, you can sign up for a course or programme at the GDS Academy and help transform the way government designs services for its users.
Find out more about the GDS Academy:
https://www.gov.uk/gdsacademy
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Transforming with common components at Disclosure and Barring Service The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) were able to transform their Basic DBS Check with Government as a Platform (GaaP). Now, users can go online and apply for a criminal background check and receive a certificate to let potential employers ...
Why API Standards in government matter APIs can be a quick and easy way for services to share information with each other and work together - but only if they are designed in the same way.
That’s why GDS has created a set of API standards ...
GDS Academy's Emerging Technology Development Programme The Emerging Technology Development Programme has been designed to create a deployable cadre of specialists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to advise on the application of emerging technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, to solve government’s most difficult problems.
Following a ...
How GOV.UK Notify helps the Valuation Office Agency stay in touch with rate-payers As the Valuation Office Agency values 1.97 million non-domestic properties, it has to make contact with rate-payers. The Agency used GOV.UK Notify to send out 150,000 emails about the re-evaluation.
GOV.UK Notify is a system that lets you send emails, ...
The stages of agile delivery This animation looks at the 4 stages of agile delivery: Discovery, Alpha, Beta and Live.
It shows what happens at each of the stages and how these stages link together.
Download the original posters, designed by Eliot Hill:
https://github.com/eliothill/service-design-posters/tree/master/pdf
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GovTech Catalyst - a real-time tracking solution for firefighters Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service secured £1.25million of GovTech Catalyst funding to develop solutions to enable an instantly deployable real-time tracking solution for firefighters responding to emergency situations.
The fire department describes the hazardous situations they face ...
How DVSA uses GOV.UK Notify to let people know when their MOT is due The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has used GOV.UK Notify to remind people when their MOT is due. With 28% of MOTs performed late, the DVSA needed an easy way to send reminders.
GOV.UK Notify is a system that ...
Check your state pension on GOV.UK The Department of Work and Pension created the service 'check your state pension'.
This service enables users to check how much State Pension they could get (this amount is also known as your State Pension forecast) when they can get ...
What is the GovTech Catalyst? Public sector organisations face huge problems that can sometimes be solved by innovative and emerging technology.
The GovTech Catalyst is a £20 million, 3-year programme, that is funding technology to reduce costs and provide better services to the public sector.
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Innovation in the UK Government The UK Government is a world-leading digital government. We recently produced the technology innovation in government survey which shows the extent and range of innovation activity across the whole of government. Emerging technologies considered include biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of ...
Demonstrating the benefits of Artificial Intelligence in government with the Rubik’s Cube As one the world’s leading digital nations, artificial intelligence presents a huge opportunity for the UK.
Terence Eden, Open Standards Lead at the Government Digital Service, demonstrates how his Lego Mindstorm robot uses artificial intelligence to solve a Rubik's Cube, ...
What is an end-to-end service and how can government build them? Tasks like starting a business or learning to drive mean users have to find, understand and interact with government lots of times. By using end-to-end services, we can help users achieve their end task in a single journey.
In multi-disciplinary ...
3 ways to make your content more accessible Twenty percent of people in the UK have a disability, so it is important to make sure your products and services are accessible, and the more accessible they are the more people can use them.
Trisha Doyle, head of content ...
Sprint 18: the highlights Sprint 18, an event hosted by the Government Digital Service (GDS) on 10 May 2018, brought together people from across the digital and technology sector. They heard about the work taking place across the public sector to make government work ...
Sprint 2018: What is innovation? A mindset? Using new technologies? Doing something new?
We asked people from digital teams across government what innovation means to them.
Find out more about the Government Digital Service:
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Why we code in the open For any government service to be put in front of the public, it has to meet the Digital Service Standard, a set of 18 criteria. One of the criteria is that all new source code is made open and published ...
One year of the Government Transformation Strategy at the Department for International Trade (DIT) In 2017, the Government Transformation Strategy was published. The Strategy sets out how government will use digital to transform the relationship between the citizen and state.
Michelle Thorp, Managing Director of Digital, Technology and Estates, and Dylan Thomas, Director, Technology ...
What it’s like to work at the Government Digital Service The job of the Government Digital Service (GDS) is digital transformation. We want to make government work better for everyone: for citizens and colleagues alike.
Our team is bright, bold and we’re passionate about what we do. So whether you’re ...
What to expect at a service assessment Services are assessed to make sure they meet the Digital Service Standard and to protect the quality of GOV.UK.
The assessment is run by a panel of experts from either GDS or your departmental assessment team. Panels are normally made ...

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