The Government Digital Strategy was formally launched last week. It’s an in depth document putting digital at the forefront of public service provision in the UK – digital by default’, and comes not long after the very smooth launch of the Gov.UK website. Yesterday, No. 10 digital evangelist Rohan Silva, GDS boss Mike Bracken, Government COO Stephen Kelly, Deputy CIO Liam Maxwell, were joined by Tim O’Reilly (founder O’Reilly Media) and Code for America’s Jennifer Pahlka in the Treasury to discuss the strategy.
The Americans seemed genuinely bowled over by the depth of the strategy, and the seriousness with which the British Government is approaching this agenda.