This week Mike Bracken has news of GDS’ presentation to the Cabinet at No.10 and Nayeema Chowdhury talks about sharing GDS’ work at the Open Government Partnership summit.
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We went to No.10 to the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and firstly that’s a moment in time. It was great to present to all the ministers of state and it was great to show them what we’ve done so far.
Our minister Francis Maude presented a video about GDS and particularly about GOV.UK which has been very well received, and particularly about our Transformation work and the work of our teams around government and departments around government and the great services that we’re transforming.
It was very well received, there was a lot of interest, I think there were 9 or 10 detailed questions at the end and we got a lot of follow up from ministers who have expressed interest in how we work and hopefully we might see some of them around Aviation House soon.
The Open Government Partnership at the Queen Elizabeth Centre was bringing together governments from around the world who have basically signed up to be more transparent and more open, more responsive, and basically empower the citizen.
So GDS was there sharing our work on GOV.UK, the Performance Platform and also open standards. We were talking about the work we’ve been doing with transactional services so we explained the nature of the work of the Transformation programme, the 25 Exemplars and also the work we’ve been doing with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on car tax and our most recent dashboard on Lasting Power of Attorney.