When we approached delivering new common technology services for the Cabinet Office and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, we decided early on that the internet should be used, rather than blocked.
We asked Nick Starkey, who heads up the Sector Support Team in the Office for Civil Society, to share his thoughts on the new Cabinet Office technology service.
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Security is vital to government business. It ensures that we protect the public’s information properly, can advise ministers in confidence and maintain our national security interests.
Our research into how Cabinet Office staff work and how technology can support this has been continuing at great pace.
We ran some user trials during December and January (see Anna Wojnarowska’s post of 10 January 2014). We were trialing laptops, tablets, email, collaboration and WiFi access, with a group of around 50 users. The users gave us regular feedback …
For the last few months we have been engaging with our users through various methods including interviews and observations sessions.
The Cabinet Office has engaged GDS to run a technology transformation programme between now and January 2015 to showcase a different way of delivering technology to the civil service.